Epistemonikos: a comprehensive, systematic, collaborative and multilingual database for evidence-based health care

Topic category Searching and information retrieval
Date and Location
Date: 
Tuesday 2 October 2012 - 07:30 - 08:45
Location: 
Contact persons and facilitators
Contact person Affiliation Country
Gabriel Rada (Contact this person) Evidence Based Health Care Program Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
Facilitator Affiliation Country
Daniel Capurro Evidence Based Health Care Program, Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
Gabriel Rada Evidence Based Health Care Program Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Juan Carlos
Last name: 
Claro
Affiliation and Country: 
Evidence-Based Healthcare Program, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
First name: 
Ignacio
Last name: 
Neumann
Affiliation and Country: 
Evidence-Based Healthcare Program, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
First name: 
Solange
Last name: 
Rivera
Affiliation and Country: 
Evidence-Based Healthcare Program, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
First name: 
Mauricio
Last name: 
Soto
Affiliation and Country: 
Evidence-Based Healthcare Program, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review authors, researchers, and entity and Centre staff
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Any
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
To show what Epistemonikos can do for people looking for evidence in health care, how it can help authors and Cochrane Review Groups, and how it relates to Cochrane initiatives.

Description:
The Epistemonikos project (www.epistemonikos.org) intends to identify evidence in a systematic and comprehensive way. Systematic reviews (SR), overviews and structured summaries of reviews are searched, and information is uploaded into a single database. Primary studies included in SR are also uploaded, independent of the publication or language status. All information is collaboratively classified in one of the above categories, and they are connected (e.g. from a primary study users can go to all SRs that have included it).

Using software and a network of collaborators, everything is translated into nine languages, and additional information is added (e.g. data extracted in SR about primary studies).

It is possible to search in nine languages, using both intuitive (i.e google-like) and traditional (i.e. boolean) strategies.

We will show what Epistemonikos is able to do, and how it can help authors or Cochrane Review Groups to decide upon updating reviews or prioritising new reviews. We will also discuss what is in common between Epistemonikos and Cochrane initiatives, such as translations and CENTRAL.