Knowledge Synthesis Group
IntroductionThe Knowledge Synthesis (KS) Group, led by Dr. David Moher, joined the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) in 2008. It is an academic research group located at the Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Ottawa, Canada and is affiliated with the University of Ottawa. It works closely with the Ottawa Methods Centre (OHRI) and is engaged exclusively in knowledge synthesis and related methods research. The KS Group is committed to developing high quality knowledge syntheses such as systematic reviews; health technology assessments; scoping reviews; and rapid reviews. It has garnered international recognition having conducted research for and training to local, provincial, national and international stakeholders.
The KS Group is home to several international research initiatives including the Cochrane Collaboration's Bias Methods Group (BMG), the Consolidated of Reporting Initiatives for Randomized Controlled Trials (CONSORT) group; Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) group; the coordinating centre for Knowledge Synthesis (KS) Canada Network; a designated Evidence on Tap Centre by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); and a CIHR-designated a Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) Collaborating Centre for Network Meta-Analysis. The KS Group is also focused on how best to update knowledge syntheses and how best to conduct and report rapid reviews.