Implementation Council 

The Evidence Commission Implementation Council serves as a vehicle for promoting, contributing to and/or leading efforts to implement the Evidence Commission’s 24 recommendations and three implementation priorities. 

  • formalizing and strengthening domestic evidence support systems (recommendations 5-8, 12, 14, 16)
  • enhancing and leveraging the global evidence architecture (recommendations 9-11, 17-24)
  • putting evidence at the centre of everyday life (recommendations 13, 15).

The implementation council includes many partners from the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) that spurred the creation of and supported the work of the Evidence Commission.

In addition to advancing the Evidence Commission’s three implementation priorities, partners may also be interested in other priorities from the report, or in taking a specific country (or regional) or sectoral focus.

Among the benefits of joining the council includes:  
  • recognition of your organization as a partner in the drive to improve the use of evidence to address societal challenges while the ‘window of opportunity’ is open
  • periodic email updates so you can keep up to speed on progress and opportunities
  • virtual calls every two to three months so you can provide feedback on progress, discuss current and future opportunities, and share your experiences with pushing for change
  • support for your efforts to promote, contribute to and/or lead efforts to implement the Evidence Commission’s 24 recommendations.

Citizen leaders

  • Amanda Katili Niode
  • Cynthia Lisée
  • Euphrasia Ebai-Atuh Ndi
  • Janice Tufte
  • Joanne O'Malley
  • Maureen Smith 
  • Modupe Adefeso-Olateju
  • Nina Doad
  • Richard Morley
  • Toby Stewart

Organizational partners

  • Africa Evidence Network
  • Agency for Clinical Innovation, New South Wales
  • AGREE Enterprise
  • Campbell Collaboration
  • Cochrane Australia
  • Cochrane Colombia
  • Cochrane Consumer Network
  • Cochrane Ireland
  • Cochrane Rehabilitation
  • Cochrane South Africa
  • Collaboration for Environmental Evidence
  • Epistemonikos Foundation
  • EPPI-Centre (Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre, University College London)
  • Evidence Aid
  • Evidence-based Social Science and Health Center, Nanjing University
  • Evidence Synthesis International
  • Evidence Synthesis Ireland
  • Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  • Guidelines International Network
  • Health Information Research Unit (HiRU), McMaster University
  • Health Technology Assessment Unit, University of Calgary
  • Innovation Laboratory for Evidence-based Social Science, Lanzhou University
  • Institute of Health Data Science, Lanzhou University
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - Evidence for Global and Disaster Health Special Interest Group
  • The International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO)
  • Joanna Briggs Institute
  • Knowledge to Policy Center (K2P), American University of Beirut
  • McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University
  • National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
  • Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Pushpagiri Centre for Evidence Based Practice
  • Sense about Science 
  • South Africa Centre for Evidence (SACE)
  • South African Medical Research Council:
  • SPOR Evidence Alliance
  • The Knowledge Synthesis and Application Unit (KSAU), University of Ottawa
  • UK Health Security Agency
  • Unit of Evidence and Deliberations for Decision Making (UNED), University of Antioquia