Knowledge Synthesis Group

Our Research Services

Knowledge Synthesis Capabilities

The KS Group is experienced in conducting systematic reviews, meta-analyses, network meta-analyses, scoping reviews, rapid reviews and health technology assessments. In recent years the KS Group has also entered into the realms of supporting guideline development as well as the development of core outcome sets for research. Our team’s professionalism and extensive knowledge of the core functions involved in executing a review has firmly established the KS Group’s track record of supporting investigators with the necessary infrastructure to complete superior quality reviews.

Areas of Expertise

  • Systematic review design, conduct and reporting
  • Updating systematic reviews
  • Rapid reviews and scoping reviews
  • Overviews of reviews
  • Meta-analysis (including network meta-analysis)
  • Knowledge synthesis methods to support guideline development (including GRADE)
  • Critical appraisal of research studies

Our Services Include

The OHRI KS Group works in different capacities with a wide range of organizations and researchers. The team is capable of completing systematic reviews from start to finish, and also offers consultation services related to all steps of the systematic review process. The team frequently applies for their own research grants while also serving as co-applicants with researchers having an interest in the performance of evidence syntheses. Our areas of expertise include the following:

  • systematic review protocol development and refinement for systematic reviews
  • Project management expertise and budget preparation
  • Literature search design and performance
  • Expert assistance with screening, data extraction, table production, and/or report generation
  • Assessment of methodological quality of randomized trials and other study designs
  • Assessment of publication bias
  • Assessment of clinical and methodologic heterogeneity of research studies
  • Statistical expertise for meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, and sensitivity/subgroup analyses
  • Signal detection to evaluate updating need for systematic reviews
  • Cost effectiveness evaluations
  • Report writing performance and/or guidance
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Provision of training to decision-makers and content experts to achieve a greater understanding and awareness of systematic review methods

Don’t hesitate to contact us if interested in arranging a meeting to discuss how the KS Group can be of help in achieving your research goals.