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In this blog for people with breast cancer and their families, Dr Niamh Kilgallen, a Senior Researcher with the National Cancer Control Programme in the Health Service Executive, looks at the latest evidence on radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer and asks if the treatment time for radiotherapy can safely be reduced to one week.   […]

The latest Evidence Synthesis Ireland SWAR Award scheme round has been launched. We are pleased to announce that lead applicants can be from any Higher Education Institute in the world but must include a co-applicant from the island of Ireland. A SWAR can help provide evidence to inform decisions about how we plan, do and […]

Congratulations to the recipients of the SWAR Awards 2024. Dr Aoife O’Mahony (UCC), Prof Margaret McGrath (UCC) & Dr Elyane Ahern (UL) & their research teams will receive support to conduct a SWAR. What is a SWAR? A SWAR is a research study that can help provide evidence to inform decisions about how we plan, […]

Evidence Synthesis Ireland is delighted to welcome ESI Summer Scholar Caitriona Duffy to our team for the summer months.  

Four brief animations have been co-produced by ESI, Cochrane Crowd, and the public. They are designed for patients, the public, healthcare professionals, students and more, who want to learn about systematic reviews and the main steps involved in producing a review. They are free to use for teaching public and patient involvement. A systematic review is […]

  The Medical and Dental Education Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital hosted a workshop on An Introduction to Evidence Synthesis delivered by Prof. Bronagh Blackwood, ESI Northern Ireland lead, and Dr Jennifer McGaughey, ESI Affiliate. Participants delved into the significance of systematic reviews in evidence-based healthcare, exploring the steps involved in their design and conduct.