NIHR Complex Reviews Unit to provide support for Cochrane COVID-19 work

The NIHR Complex Reviews Unit (CRSU) has offered to provide advice and analytical support for COVID-19 related evidence synthesis, in whatever way Cochrane authors consider appropriate, including support for Rapid Reviews and Living Systematic Reviews.

Expertise within the CRSU include:

  • Diagnostic test accuracy reviews
  • Network meta-analysis
  • Individual participant data/clinical study report meta-analysis
  • Economic evaluation
  • Realist synthesis
  • Narrative Synthesis
  • Use of routine data
  • Non-randomised studies
  • Prognostic reviews
  • Prevalence reviews
  • Causal pathway analysis

The service is free to use and open to everyone working on COVID-19 related work, regardless of where they are located.

Please contact the CRSU Project Manager Moira Sim ( or Director, Olivia Wu ( They will respond to your email within 2 working days and can set up support arrangements within one week.

April 22, 2020