Drawing on experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural Cochrane Convenes brought together leaders across the world to explore and then recommend the changes needed in evidence synthesis to prepare for and respond to future global health emergencies.

Themes included: 

  1. Prioritising and identifying evidence needs of users
  2. Production and synthesis of evidence – Connecting primary and secondary research
  3. Production and synthesis of evidence - Producing timely and relevant evidence synthesis
  4. Getting the right evidence to people
  5. Helping people to find and use evidence
  6. Engaging with decision-makers to support evidence-informed policy and practice
  7. Getting political buy-in to research