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Evidence syntheses

Staff at the CEBA carry out evidence syntheses for stakeholders to underpin decision-making. Examples of current and past syntheses are on our projects page. The type of methodology used to collate and evaluate existing research depends on the question and timescale available. However, all the methods used to synthesise evidence are transparent and aim to reduce bias when searching for and analysing evidence. 

If you would like us to synthesise evidence for a particular topic or question to support your decision-making please contact us.

Training

At the Centre for Evidence-Based Agriculture we can tailor training courses for all aspects of food and agriculture-related evidence syntheses such as systematic review, systematic mapping and rapid evidence assessments, at a level to suit your requirements. Please contact us do discuss your requirements.

The CEBA have been working with the EPPI Centre (University of London) to deliver systematic review training for the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) over a three year period, delivering a total of nine EFSA training courses in systematic reviews and systematic review protocol design for food and feed safety risk assessments.

Advice

We provide a tailored support service for review teams setting up or carrying out evidence syntheses/collations. Advice is available for all aspects of methodology and a range of different evidence syntheses/collations, including systematic review, systematic mapping and quick scoping reviews. We also provide guidance for teams needing to summarise review outputs for policy makers and practitioners, for example through policy briefs. Review teams will benefit most from feedback and advice if they contact us prior to the draft protocol being written. Costs are dependent on the needs of the team and level of support required in hours/days.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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