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Evidence reviews

CEDAR undertakes evidence reviews on a variety of topics. These can be in-depth systematic reviews or rapid evidence gathering projects. CEDAR staff are trained in systematic review methodologies including literature searching, critical appraisal, evidence synthesis and meta-analysis. CEDAR has an established partnership with the Specialist Unit for Review Evidence (SURE) at Cardiff University. Since 2014, Dr Helen Morgan, from SURE, has held an honorary contract with CEDAR to provide evidence review expertise and support.

CEDAR is contracted by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to carry out evidence reviews on medical technologies and by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) to provide rapid reviews to support their commissioning policies. We also carry out stand-alone evidence reviews for a variety of customers and project types. CEDAR provides lecturing to 4th year undergraduate students at Cardiff University on designing and conducting systematic reviews.