CRD is a research department that specialises in evidence synthesis, assembling and analysing data from multiple research studies to generate policy relevant research. We undertake high quality systematic reviews and associated economic evaluations, develop underpinning methods, and promote and facilitate the use of research evidence in decision-making.
Over the past 20 years we have completed over 160 systematic reviews covering a wide range of health care topics, many of which have had a direct impact on national policy. Building on the new University of York Research Strategy CRD is extending into new policy areas aligned with health and wellbeing.
The University of York’s ‘top ten’ ranking in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care show that 83% of our research was rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.