Research tools

Find research

Web CIPHER research portal

The research portal provides links to high quality research evidence and data.

Finding systematic reviews

Part of a series of tools to help health decision makers use research, this document provides information on finding and assessing systematic reviews.

Dealing with insufficient research

Part of a series of tools to help health decision makers use research, this article deals with how to make decisions about policies and programs when there is a lack of evidence.

Use research

Assessing the applicability of the findings of a systematic review

Part of a series of tools to help health decision makers use research, this article aims to help determine whether research evidence can be applied to your setting.

Deciding how much confidence to place in a systematic review

Part of a series of tools to help health decision makers use research, this document outlines questions you should consider when deciding how much confidence to place in a systematic review.

Appraising research

This web page on the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine’s website contains useful tools and downloads for the critical appraisal of medical evidence.

Commission reviews of evidence

Sax Institute

The Sax Institute’s Knowledge Exchange program can help health decision makers access existing research and use it more effectively in their work, including by commissioned rapid reviews of evidence via its Evidence Check service.

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