COVID-19 evidence

To help health- and social-system leaders as they respond to unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forum has developed a new rapid-response model to support decision-makers with very short turn-around times. Browse our rapid evidence profiles to learn more about this model.

We're also actively searching Health Systems Evidence and Social Systems Evidence for systematic reviews that are relevant to (if not explicitly conducted in the context of) the changes to health-system arrangements, as well as the social and economic responses, that decision-makers may be considering in response to COVID-19. Browse our profile of relevant reviews.

The Forum and its partners at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute – as part of their contribution to RISE – have also developed and now continuously maintain a guide to COVID-19 evidence sources. We also jointly co-lead the secretariat for the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVIDEND).

To suggest additional evidence sources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please email us at