CRD is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is a department of the University of York.
We provide research-based information about the effects of health and social care interventions via our databases and undertake systematic reviews evaluating the research evidence on health and public health questions of national and international importance. The findings of our research outputs are widely disseminated and have impacted on health care policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally.Our core work programme is funded by the NIHR, England; the Department of Health, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; and the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research, Welsh Assembly Government. This core funding supports:
Development, production and promotion of CRD's four databases of research evidence in health and social care as a means of informing decision making and encouraging uptake of research into practice
Dissemination of high-quality systematic review and other research evidence on important health and public health issues to inform policy, practice and further research
Promotion of the role of evidence synthesis for informed health and social care decision making
Provision of information, advice, guidance and representation on evidence synthesis and knowledge transfer topics to Department of Health, National Institute for Health Research, health professionals, policy makers and healthcare researchers
- Development of expertise and capacity in systematic review and knowledge transfer within the UK through training, mentoring and promotion of the role and value of evidence synthesis
In addition to core funding, we are contracted to undertake work for the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme and its customers, which include the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). We also bid for and receive individual research grants from a number of funding sources and are partners in research collaborations such as the Public Health Research Consortium and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Leeds, York and Bradford.
To avoid potential conflict of interest, CRD has a policy not to undertake work for or receive funding from the pharmaceutical industry.
Page last updated: 17 August 2012