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September 14, 2021 | In this interview with Cochrane, John Lavis (one of the Evidence Commission’s co-Leads) talks about critical challenges for the evidence community, the development of the Evidence Commission and what he hopes will come out of Cochrane Convenes.
September 1, 2021 | In this interview with Cochrane, Jeremy Grimshaw (one of the Evidence Commission’s co-Leads) talks about the development of the Evidence Commission and what he hopes will come out of Cochrane Convenes.
May 16, 2021 | Available on Spotify, iTunes, and SoundCloud, this episode of the Science Basement Podcast—a podcast hosted by young scientists and scientists-in-training having conversations with scientists with the aim of making complicated ideas understandable to non-scientists— hosts Tomàs Garnier Artiñano and Lea Urpa interview the Evidence Commission’s Co-Lead Dr. John Lavis. John is a member of the Cochrane editorial board, member of the Cochrane knowledge-translation advisory group, and founder and director of the McMaster Health Forum, which hosts COVID-END. John speaks about what we know about COVID-19 so far, the importance of evidence synthesis and Living Systematic Reviews, how the media covers science, and Cochrane's Plain Language Summaries, translation work, and how Cochrane works with patients and careers. This episode is first in a three-part series featuring Cochrane.
How COVID broke the evidence pipeline: The pandemic stress-tested the way the world produces evidence — and revealed all the flaws
May 12, 2021 | Published in Nature, this news feature by Helen Pearson reveals what’s been gleaned about relying on best evidence to inform the pandemic response globally. The Evidence Commission’s Co-Lead, Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw and Commissioner Dr. Julian Elliott offer their take on how to learn from what’s worked and shore up what didn’t for applying best evidence to decision-making. COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision making (COVID-END) also features prominently.