This working group supports access to and use of best-in-class repositories of evidence syntheses and guidelines.

Terms of reference

  1. To convene on a quarterly basis the leads of best-in-class* repositories and suggest potential collaborations and enrichments that reflect everyone’s dual roles as consumers and producers
  2. To share ideas for exploiting technological innovations to increase the scope or efficiency of best-in-class repositories and improve dissemination to potential users
  3. To develop and execute approaches to elicit input from diverse end users’ (including citizens) and support the use of best-in-class inventories responsive to diverse end users’ needs** #
  4. To liaise with expert groups outside COVID-END to foster standard setting, seek input and facilitate other joint work through a platform allowing exchange
  5. To review on a quarterly basis questions arising from the COVID-END inventory (such as how equity is explicitly considered and how to act on lessons learned from pilot testing) and from the eCOVIDRecMap about lessons learned, to reduce duplication and address how they can improve their methods and impact

* will be defined by best in class group

** define who the users are (from Alric: decision maker, researcher, scientists, patients, citizens, expert groups)

# includes the ‘vertical-slice’ lens which addresses the needs of end users who seek evidence and guidance to support specific COVID-19 decisions and actions (e.g., what management is appropriate for this specific patient?)


  1. Holger Schunemann, Cochrane Canada, Canada
  2. Ruth Stewart, Africa Centre for Evidence, South Africa
  3. Others to be added soon
  4. Secretariat: Kaelan Moat, McMaster Health Forum and COVID-END Secretariat

Meeting documents

Meeting date Documents