Would an independent and rigorous review of the scientific literature help your office plan or implement a program, develop a guideline or directive, make a health policy decision, or inform future research needs? The Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP) is soliciting nominations from VHA leadership for review topics for FY 2024. The ESP offers a range of products from rapid review evidence briefs to full systematic reviews, tailored to the needs of decision-makers. Because of high demand and limited resources, review topics are prioritized based on the following criteria:
Nominations are accepted by downloading the PDF version of the form. Once completed please email the form to email@example.com.
The Coordinating Center will then work with you to determine the appropriate research approach and ESP product to address your questions of interest. If the topic meets our program's prioritization criteria and is selected by HSR&D leadership, then an ESP Center will be assigned to conduct the review. High-priority, time-sensitive needs will be addressed at the Coordinating Center as capacity allows.
The standard systematic review generally takes nine months to complete. If your need is more urgent, please state that in the nomination form. We have limited capacity for rapid products and may accommodate this once we learn more about your needs.
As an operational partner of an assigned review, you will be involved in the ESP review process in a variety of ways. Please refer to this document for further information.