RESEARCH AND SYNTHESIS
Shedding light on new topics and bringing effective solutions into focus
Our research and synthesis products and services support our clients in building knowledge and understanding new or unfamiliar areas or issues.
We gather information from a broad range of sources to help organizations make smarter decisions. We collate relevant data from scientific literature, online searches of websites, and screen existing documents. Through interviews, we can unlock information found in the minds of experts closely involved in a topic or affected by an issue.
Our services include:
Scoping reviews and landscapes
Systematic mapping and reviews; Evidence Gap Maps
Protocol development for maps and reviews
Tools and training in systematic evidence syntheses
We can produce discrete outputs, like a rapid review, or collaborate with our clients on more extensive research projects to fill capacity gaps, train staff or provide technical assistance.
The findings from our research and synthesis can be distilled into a range of formats depending on needs and audiences. Products include executive summaries and brief memos, technical reports, detailed scientific articles, webinars or training manuals.
Evidence synthesis. We collate and assess available scientific data to help our clients make evidence-based decisions on what programs or policies are likely to be effective.