Evidence gap maps

Main objectives

The overall aim of the evidence gap maps (EGMs) is to make the existing available evidence accessible in a user-friendly format and highlight gaps in research. The maps identify, summarise, appraise and display evidence, primarily from systematic or literature reviews. In addition to showing programme managers and clinicians where rigorous evidence on eye health and under researched areas exist, our EGMs can also be used to inform future priorities.

Summary

The overall aim of the EGMs is to make the existing available evidence accessible in a user-friendly format and highlight gaps in research. The maps identify, summarise, appraise and display evidence, primarily from systematic or literature reviews. In addition to showing programme managers and clinicians where rigorous evidence on eye health and under researched areas exist, our EGMs can also be used to inform future priorities.

Study details
Start date
2015
Main contact
Bhavisha Virendrakumar
Research Associate
Partners
  • Cochrane eyes and vision group
Countries
Themes/conditions