Systematic Reviews (SR)

Systematic reviews identify, evaluate, combine and summarise the findings of all relevant individual studies, to provide decision makers with the best possible information about the effects of tests, treatments and other interventions used in health and social care.

The NIHR supports the production and updates of systematic reviews through two funding streams:

  • The NIHR Cochrane Programme Grant Scheme provides high quality systematic reviews that are of direct benefit to users of the NHS in England. This call runs every three years.
  • The NIHR Cochrane Incentive Awards are available to Cochrane Review Groups to facilitate, and possibly accelerate, activity that is already planned or under way. This call runs annually.

Key stakeholders include: groups specialising in preparing or reporting systematic reviews; clinicians; those involved in commissioning services; and organisations and individuals that use evidence to inform policy, practice and clinical guidelines.

Click here to access the Systematic Reviews website.