Collaborations

Cochrane Belgium

One of our staff members has been appointed a half-time position at the Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Cebam), the representative of Cochrane in Belgium. His task is to contribute to the development of an expertise centre on systematic reviews. The main goals of this centre are:

  • to promote and disseminate the work of Cochrane;
  • to increase the quality and number of (Cochrane) systematic reviews produced;
  • to improve the uptake of high-quality evidence in Belgium.

For more information, visit the website of Cochrane Belgium.

ILCOR

The mission of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) is to identify and review international science and information relevant to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency cardiovascular care and first aid, and to offer consensus on treatment recommendations. The evidence evaluation process is performed by different task forces.

One of the CEBaP staff members was appointed as a member of the ILCOR First Aid Task Force. This task force will identify and prioritize first aid questions to be addressed and will perform detailed evidence reviews using the GRADE methodology.
Furthermore, CEBaP was also selected to provide a Systematic Review Expert, to support ILCOR evidence reviewers in the development of comprehensive systematic reviews.
 

Belgian Working group Development of Primary Care Guidelines

CEBaP is a member of the Working group Development of Primary Care Guidelines. This Belgian consortium of guideline developers aims to advance the development, adaptation, revision and implementation of guidelines for primary care staff in Belgium. In May 2017, we have set up a collaboration with the Expertise Cell of this Working Group to share our methodological expertise even more extensively. This collaboration will be continued throughout 2018. Two CEBaP staff members will be actively involved in the update/revision of Belgian primary care guidelines. In this way, we aim to further contribute to the development of high-quality evidence-based guidelines.

EBPracticeNet

EBPracticeNet is a consortium of Belgian organisations for which Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is a high priority, including the Belgian Red Cross. They host a digital database with evidence-based guidelines for Belgian care providers, which also includes our first aid guideline for laypeople