Cochrane Ireland vs COVID-19: ‘fact checking’ claims in a pandemic

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In March 2020, in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cochrane Ireland, Evidence Synthesis Ireland and the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), worked with partners to set up the Emergency Evidence Response Service at NUI Galway. As part of this initiative, they created iHealthFacts, an online resource where members of the public can check the current evidence for health claims.

iHealthFacts helps the public to use evidence to make informed decisions about their own health while also providing a platform where members of the public can submit health claim questions to be ‘fact checked’ by a team of evidence researchers.

Learn more about iHealthFacts, including the success of this initiative and what this collaborative team has learnt in the process, in this  short case story.

Monday, January 18, 2021