Making systematic reviews policy-relevant

This webinar was the first in a series that Cochrane Learning Live is running in partnership with GESI: the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative.

John Lavis, Cochrane Canada's associate director, described the different types of policy and the different types of policy questions that systematic reviews can inform. He then applied the newly approved Cochrane Knowledge Translation framework to illustrate the many ways in which systematic reviews can be made (more) policy relevant. 

Presenter bio

John Lavis is Professor at McMaster University, Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems, Associate Director of Cochrane Canada, and Co-Chair of the Global Steering Group for Evidence-Informed Policy Networks. He is relied on by policymakers and stakeholders in many countries to build capacity to clarify system problems and their causes, frame policy and program options for addressing these problems, and identify implementation considerations. His research focuses on how to support the use of research evidence in policymaking, both in high-income countries like Canada and in a broad range of countries internationally.

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