Evidence Synthesis Network

The Evidence Synthesis Network (ESN) is a collaborative COVID-19 response initiative by Ontario’s research and knowledge production community. We aim to enhance collective impact, reduce duplication, standardize products, and foster collaboration in order to streamline the processing of getting evidence on COVID-19 issues and questions to the people who need it.

The ESN is comprised of prominent organizations in Ontario’s evidence synthesis and knowledge translation community. We collectively provide high-quality, relevant, and timely synthesized research evidence about COVID-19 to inform decision makers as the pandemic continues.

The Network accepts questions on COVID-19 from decision-makers in government, agencies, and the broader health system who require scientific evidence, jurisdictional scans, and promising innovation scans.

The ESN is co-chaired by Anne Hayes, Director of the Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch of the Ministry of Health, and Rob Reid, Chief Scientist of the Institute for Better Health and Senior Vice President, Science, Trillium Health Partners.