CEBC provides gold standard for evidence review!
Prof. Andrew Pullin, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (CEBC) based in SENRGY, was invited to present the Centre’s work on systematic review and evidence synthesis to Defra’s Strategic Network Evidence Group at their meeting ‘Evidence Reviews and Communicating Evidence Quality’ in London on 5th November 2014. The meeting was attended by Defra’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Prof Ian Boyd, and Defra Permanent Secretary, Bronwyn Hill.
The CEBC acts as a co-ordinating centre for the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE), a global network that provides guidance and standards for systematic review of evidence in environmental management. The CEE Guidance, developed at CEBC, is now recognised by Defra (and similar organisations globally) as a ‘gold standard’ methodology for evidence synthesis to inform decision making and policy formation in the environmental sector.
Dr Helen Bayliss, also from CEBC, led a session examining potential for reducing risk bias in evidence reviews. Helen highlighted the elements of CEE Guidance that seek to reduce bias when developing an evidence base.
Publication date: 12 November 2014