The COVID-19 Evidence Synthesis Network is comprised of organizations in Ontario’s evidence synthesis and knowledge translation community. We collectively provide high-quality, relevant, and timely synthesized research evidence about COVID-19 to inform decision makers as the pandemic continues.
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit health technology assessment organization, funded by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments.
Centre for Effective Practice
The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) is a federal, independent, not-for-profit organization that aims to close the gap between evidence and practice for primary care providers.
Cochrane Canada promotes evidence-informed health decision-making through its network of members and partners who collectively produce, advocate, and broker the use of Cochrane reviews that are free from commercial sponsorship.
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is a Faculty of the University of Toronto that originated as one of the Schools of Hygiene begun by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1927. The School went through a dramatic renaissance after the 2003 SARS crisis and it is now the largest public health school in Canada, with more than 850 faculty, 1,000 students, and research and training partnerships with institutions throughout Toronto and the world. With $38.8 million in research funding per year, the School supports discovery in global health, tobacco impacts on health, occupational disease and disability, air pollution, inner city and Indigenous health, among many other areas.
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
ICES is an independent, non-profit research institute that uses population-based health information to produce knowledge on a broad range of health care issues. Our unbiased evidence provides measures of health system performance, a clearer understanding of the shifting health care needs of Ontarians, and a stimulus for discussion of practical solutions to optimize scarce resources. ICES knowledge is highly regarded in Canada and abroad, and is widely used by government, hospitals, planners, and practitioners to make decisions about care delivery and to develop policy. In October 2018, the institute formerly known as the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences formally adopted the initialism ICES as its official name. For the latest ICES news, follow us on Twitter: @ICESOntario
McMaster Health Forum/RISE
The McMaster Health Forum and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), as part of their contribution to Rapid-Improvement Support and Exchange (RISE), have pivoted to preparing rapid evidence profiles in turn-around times as little as three hours to support decision-making about COVID-19. The Forum and OHRI are also working to reduce duplication and enhance coordination in COVID-19-related evidence synthesis, technology assessment and guideline development through their co-leadership of the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END).
Ministry of Health
The Research, Analysis, and Evaluation Branch is the Ministry of Health’s evidence shop, providing expert analysis and advice including economic evidence synthesis, analysis, and evaluation.
OH Cancer Care Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario is the Ontario government’s principal cancer advisor and equips health professionals, organizations and policy-makers with up-to-date cancer knowledge and tools to prevent cancer and deliver high-quality patient care.
Ontario Health Quality
Ontario Health is the provincial agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.
Ontario Hospital Association
The Ontario Hospital Association represent approximately 141 public hospitals that operate over 262 sites across Ontario and we work to achieve a high-performing health system for Ontarians by fostering leadership, supporting innovation and building linkages between hospitals and their communities. Across Ontario, hospitals have transformed and adapted like no other part of the health care system. Hospitals are working collaboratively with their system partners to deliver care in new and innovative ways, and are fundamentally redefining their role in the health care system. Our purpose, at the OHA is Serving Ontario’s hospitals to build a better health system.
Ontario Medical Association
The Ontario Medical Association represents Ontario’s 43,000 plus physicians, medical students and retired physicians, advocating for and supporting doctors while strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients. Our vision is to be the trusted voice in transforming Ontario’s health-care system.
Public Health Ontario
Public Health Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting Ontarians’ health and reducing health inequities. PHO links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge.
Rapid Evidence Access Link
Rapid Evidence Access Link (REAL) is an informatics platform that offers a COVID-19 related question answering service for decision-makers in healthcare and non-healthcare organizations. REAL scans credible evidence sources and produces concise notes. REAL can help you make informative decisions and support how you live, work and lead your organization.
SPOR Evidence Alliance
The SPOR Evidence Alliance is a Canada-wide alliance of researchers, research trainees, patients, healthcare providers, policy makers and organizations who use research to inform decisions. Our alliance was established to provide national-level support in knowledge synthesis, clinical practice guidelines development, knowledge translation, and patient-oriented research. We provide evidence-based answers to clinicians, patients, and policy makers to make sure high-quality information is available to inform decisions.
Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners’ Institute for Better Health is pioneering a new kind of research and innovation that discovers novel ways to improve health care and health at the community level, resulting in better outcomes and experiences for all.