Use of evidence in decision-making: DEADLINE 15 OCTOBER

10 October, 2018

Hello everyone (with apologies for any duplication),

No one these days would ever claim to be doing anything in the humanitarian sector without using any evidence whatsoever. But as we now live in an environment of continuous improvement, it is becoming invaluable for us all to learn “how” evidence is being used. Evidence Aid and the Karolinska Institutet are working on a project to find out how people working in humanitarian response use scientific evidence to make decisions. It is a short survey about your use of evidence in decision-making – the how and the why. We will present the initial findings of this work during Humanitarian Evidence Week 2018 ( (#HEW2018) and then go on to write a full paper which will be published after 26 November.

We believe you would be able to give us some interesting views on your use of evidence, especially given your knowledge about systematic reviews. Could we therefore please ask for around 10 minutes of your time to complete our short survey on this topic - ?

The deadline for completion of the survey is 15 October 2018. Please do circulate this email to any of your colleagues you think would be interested in participating in the survey – we need your views!

Thank you in anticipation for your contribution.

With my very best wishes,


Claire Allen

Operations Manager

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HIFA profile: Claire Allen is Operations Manager at Evidence Aid, UK. Professional interests: Evidence Aid ( provides evidence for people in disaster preparedness and response to make better decisions. Areas of interest = humanitarian crises, natural disasters and major healthcare emergencies (disaster = when a country is unable to cope with the disaster/crisis or emergency). She is a member of the HIFA Working Group on Access to Health Research and the HIFA Working Group on Library and Information Services.

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