Welcome to the EPPI-Centre

The EPPI-Centre is committed to informing policy and professional practice with sound evidence. As such, it is involved in two main areas of work:

  1. Systematic reviews: This includes developing methods for systematic reviews and research syntheses, conducting reviews, supporting others to undertake reviews, and providing guidance and training in this area. 
  2. Research use: This includes studying the use/non-use of research evidence in personal, practice and political decision-making, supporting those who wish to find and use research to help solve problems, and providing guidance and training in this area. 
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SSRU Seminar

Women in wage labour: a systematic review of effectiveness and design features of interventions
Speaker: Dr Laurenz Langer, University Johannesburg, South Africa
Location: Gordon Square 16-18 Room 101
Date/Time: Wednesday 19th December

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SSRU Seminar

Co-creating a co-creation course to co-create welfare

Date: Wed December 5th 1pm-2pm
Gemma Pearce

Location: Seminar Room, 18 Woburn Square, UCL Institute of Education, London WC1H 0NS
This event is free to attend and open to all.


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UK What Works Centres

Read about our ESRC funded study of the 9 UK What Works Centres. What are their aims and methods? How do they vary and why?

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Order your copy of An Introduction to Systematic Reviews now!

This new 2nd edition provides clear, step-by-step advice on the logic and processes of systematic reviewing. Packed with examples from across the social sciences, the book helps to turn systematic reviews into recommendations for policy and practice.

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New blog examines evidence use in public health – make-do and mend?

Dylan Kneale and Antonio Rojas-García reflect on recent work exploring the use of evidence in local public health decision-making. How much research is being wasted because it is not generalisable in local settings?

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NEW report on no-fault compensation schemes published

Department of Health funded realist review looks at alternative method to redress claims resulting from medical injury.

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Want to learn about systematic reviews or social policy?

Register for our online or face to face courses now. Our training outlines different systematic review approaches and gives a critical appreciation of evidence-informed policy and practice; and social policy.

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EPPI-Centre Review Support

Find out more about how the EPPI-Centre can help to support your review.

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SSRU Seminar

Celebrating variability and thinking critically about research

Speaker: Professor Jane Ogden, University of Surrey
Location: TCRU Library, 27-28 Woburn Square UCL Institute of Education, London WC1H 0AA
Date / Time: Wed June 6, 1pm-2pm

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QUESTS with Katy Sutcliffe: Qualitative Evidence Synthesis

Dr. Katy Sutcliffe presents a webinar on qualitative evidence synthesis for understanding, designing and evaluating trials.

12:00pm, 25th May, 2018 (for the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network).

Click here to register.

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London Systematic Reviews and Research Use Seminars

The politics of behaviour change and its implications for research use

Speaker: Professor Mike Kelly - Senior Visiting Fellow University of Cambridge
Location: Room 739, 20 Bedford Way
Date: 22 May 2018

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