Scoping working group

This working group identifies where support and coordination is most needed and what principles should underpin such support and coordination.

Terms of reference

  1. Confirm the name for the initiative [completed]
    • COVID-19 Evidence Network for supporting Decision-making (COVID-END)
  2. Describe the focus of the initiative [completed – see website]
  3. Draft principles that underpin the work of the initiative [completed – see website]
  4. Confirm relationship between the initiative and other related initiatives, such as Evidence Synthesis International and Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative [completed]
  5. Describe the different parts of the evidence ecosystem (on both demand and supply sides), gathering information about who’s working in each, and then combining this information to identify and capture efficiencies
  6. Collaborate with other working groups to identify the human and financial needs to support the work, ways ‘re-program’ existing budgets where possible, and contribute to collective efforts to pursue opportunities for additional funding where appropriate

Participants

  1. Jeremy Grimshaw, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute | RISE and COVID-END Secretariat, Canada (chair)
  2. Birte Snilsveit, 3IE, UK
  3. Charles Wiysonge, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
  4. David Gough, EPPI Centre, UK
  5. David Tovey, COVID-END Secretariat
  6. Declan Devane, Cochrane Ireland, Ireland
  7. Gabriel Rada, Epistemonikos, Chile
  8. Patrick Okwen Mbah, eBASE, Cameroon
  9. Trish Greenhalgh, University of Oxford, UK
  10. Ruth Stewart, Africa Centre for Evidence, South Africa
  11. Secretariat: Safa Al-Khateeb, McMaster Health Forum and COVID-END Secretariat

Meeting documents

Meeting date Documents
May 10, 2021
  1. Agenda
  2. Global Commission
  3. Notes
March 8, 2021
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
February 8, 2021
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
December 14, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
November 30, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
November 2, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
September 28, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Citizens engagement strategy
  3. Notes
September 14, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Logic model
  3. Notes
July 20, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
July 6, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
June 22, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Next generation
  3. Notes
June 8, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. LMIC paper outline
  3. Notes
June 1, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. LMIC challenges
  3. Notes
 May 18, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
  3. Logic model
 May 1, 2020
  1. Agenda
  2. Notes
April 21, 2020
  1. Notes
  2. MAGICapp COVID-19 global evidence ecosystem
  3. COVID-19 global evidence ecosystem

Use the interactive flow diagram to find resources for researchers considering and conducting COVID-19 evidence syntheses.

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Resources for researchers considering and conducting COVID-19 evidence syntheses