Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research is an international collaboration based in the Health Systems and Services Cluster in the World Health Organization (WHO). The Alliance aims to promote the generation and use of health policy and systems research as a means to improve the health systems of developing countries.
We have been funded by AHPSR to support capacity to undertake reviews in various parts of the world

Campbell Collaboration

The EPPI Centre is a formal partner of The Campbell Collaboration (C2), an international non-profit organisation that aims to help people make well-informed decisions about the effects of interventions in the social, behavioural and educational arenas. C2's objectives are to prepare, maintain and disseminate systematic reviews of studies of interventions


Canadian Council on Learning

The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is an independent, non-profit organisation that is committed to improving learning across the country and across all walks of life. The EPPI Centre and CCL have a formal partnership to share expertise and to develop and deliver workshops. 

Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services

The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services (C4EO) identifies and coordinates evidence to create a single and comprehensive picture of effective practice in delivering children's services. Using this information, C4EO offers support to local authorities and Children’s Trusts to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families. The Institute of Education is a junior partner of the C4EO initiative and as part of this the EPPI Centre provides advice on systematic review methods and access to and support in the use of our reviewing software: EPPI-Reviewer


Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) undertakes high quality systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of health and social care interventions and the delivery and organisation of health care.   It is a department of the University of York and is part of the National Institute for Health Research. The EPPI Centre and CRD have a long history of collaborations, including the use of EPPI Centre software EPPI-Reviewer for CRD reviews.


Cochrane Collaboration

The Cochrane Collaboration in health care aims to prepare, maintain and promote policy relevant reviews of research evidence on the effects of health interventions. The EPPI Centre has long standing links with the Cochrane Collaboration, including co-directorship of the former Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field.  The EPPI Centre had a key role in the transition of the field to the Cochrane Public Health Group, which was officially registered in 2008, and continues to have a close involvement with the work of the Group.  The goals of the Public Health Group include conducting systematic reviews on the effects of population-level public health interventions (policy, programs, legislation, community interventions), identifying primary studies relevant to public health and tagging these studies within the Cochrane library databases.


Colorado State University - Department of Education

The EPPI Centre and the Department of Education at Colorado State University have shared expertise and worked together on a number of systematic reviews.


Current Educational Research in the UK

The database of Current Educational Research in the United Kingdom (CERUK) seeks to include all recently completed and ongoing research on education and children's services in the United Kingdom, from large sponsored programmes to individual projects. The EPPI Centre is a partner in this initiative run by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), which is funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).


Educational Evidence Portal

This portal is a joint venture being taken forward by a group of organisations that wish to make research evidence more widely available. The EPPI Centre is an active member of its editorial group and currently hosts the portal on its servers. We have also been funded by Joint Information System Committee (JISC) to work with the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) on a new search engine for the site.



ESRC National Centre for Research Methods

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) consists of a central hub and specialist nodes developing and communicating new research methods in the social sciences. As the Methods for Research Synthesis (MRS) node of the NCRM, the EPPI Centre is developing new methods for undertaking reviews which answer all types of research questions and thus address all types of research evidence. For more on the EPPI Centre work as a node of the NCRM click here.


Institute for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice in Sweden

Institute of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice (IMS) is working with the EPPI Centre, and is using our reviewing software. IMS promotes the development of research methods and work forms within the field of social services and disseminates good quality research findings in Sweden and internationally. 


Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is a not-for-profit institute based in Australia with collaborating centres and groups around the world.  JBI examines international primary research literature and develop summarised information for multiple disciplines across the health professions including systematic reviews , best practice information sheets and evidence summaries  as well as providing resources to assist health professionals to use evidence in their practice. The EPPI Centre has many links to JBI and EPPI Centre reviews are available through their website.


National Centre for Text Mining

The National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) is working on a Joint Information System Committee (JISC)-funded project ('ASSERT') with the EPPI Centre to develop cost-effective and rapid methods for locating relevant studies for input to a systematic review using a combination of text mining techniques. JISC has also funded a related project for us to collaborate on the development of a search engine for the UK Educational Evidence Portal.


National Foundation for Educational Research

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is a not-for-profit organisation which undertakes research projects spanning all sectors of education, from pre-school to lifelong learning. They provide high quality, evidence-based research for policy makers, managers and practitioners. The EPPI Centre and NFER have worked collaboratively on reviews and on work for the C4EO (see above)


Social Care Institute for Excellence

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is a UK government funded agency that aims to improve the experience of people who use social care by developing and promoting knowledge about good practice in the sector. The EPPI Centre has a partnership agreement with SCIE to provide support to the preparation of systematic maps in social care. We are also a registered provider of systematic reviews for SCIE and have provided training and technical support for reviews undertaken for them by colleagues at the University of Sussex.


Support Unit for Research Evidence

The Support Unit for Research Excellence (SURE) is a largely grant-funded unit at based at Cardiff university that conducts and supports research to assist evidence-based practice and policy. Whilst the majority of SURE’s work is in the field of public health and social care, the Unit has undertaken research in a wide variety of areas. The SURE team has the expertise to conduct systematic literature searches, critically appraise and summarise relevant and best available evidence and contribute to the teaching of evidence-based methodologies register for the Cochrane Public Health Review Group. The EPPI Centre and SURE have worked together to develop the  register for the Cochrane Public Health Review Group.



Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development at the University of Southampton

The Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development (WIHRD) is part of the School of Medicine at the University of Southampton and is made up of a multidisciplinary team including academics, administrators, doctors, health economists, health service researchers, information specialists, managers, midwives, nurses, public health specialists and systematic reviewers. The Institue’s mission is to support development of the highest possible quality health technology assessment (HTA) and HTA-related research, in order to inform and improve the provision of health care. The EPPI Centre has worked with the WIHRD on many projects including a systematic review in the area of sexual health.

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