Research Methods & Tools
The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program has developed evidence synthesis guidance, tools, and education resources for those conducting and learning about research synthesis. Select a topic below to learn more.
EPC Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews
To improve transparency, consistency, and scientific rigor, the EPC Program has developed a Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews. It is continuously updated as a living document.
EPC Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews
This guide complements the Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, and is a practical resource for investigators in the EPC Program on preparing, conducting, and using systematic reviews of medical tests.
Tools & Software
Explore tools and software to support researchers and educators conducting systematic reviews.
Explore education resources on systematic reviews, including slide presentations.
Search Methods Research Reports and White Papers from the EPC Program.