The Australian Living Evidence Consortium is a world-first collaboration that is bringing together leading experts in evidence synthesis, guideline development and digital technologies to build a next generation system for delivering reliable, accessible, up-to-date evidence in health.


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WHY WE NEED a next generation system for using evidence more effectively in health

The grand challenge

Everyday in Australia, important healthcare decisions are made with incomplete or out-dated knowledge about what’s been proven to work for patients, what delivers the best value for the health system, or where more research is needed. This is because the rigorous ‘gold standard’ processes for incorporating new research into the existing evidence base simply take too long and cannot keep up with the ever increasing deluge of new research and health-related data.

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WHAT we aim to DO

The Living Evidence model aims to reduce the lag time between research publication and incorporation into evidence-based guidance from years to weeks, and reduce the time and unit costs associated with key steps in producing systematics reviews and guideline recommendations by up to 75%.



Build capacity for delivering living systematic reviews and evidence-based guideline recommendations that are reliable, accessible and continuously updated as new research becomes available.



Accelerate the potential for new research to drive better health outcomes and better value healthcare in Australia.


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Maintain Australia’s position at the forefront of global efforts of to develop Living Evidence platforms, processes and partnerships.

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How we’LL deliver

We’re embarking on an ambitious program of work to establish Living Evidence as the new benchmark for using evidence more effectively within the Australian healthcare system.

Our program will be driven by Frontier Projects to develop living guideline recommendations for some of Australia’s most pressing health conditions including stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, musculoskeletal conditions and heart disease.


Integration: The world’s most widely-used software systems for producing systematic reviews and guidelines.

Automation: Ground breaking artificial intelligence and citizen science making finding relevant research more efficient.

Data re-use: The most advanced metadata infrastructure for discoverable and reusable research data.


Reduce person time required for high-quality evidence synthesis by 75%



Living methods: An innovative model for continuously updating systematic reviews, being taken up around the world.

Diverse data: Leading edge methods for creating synthesised evidence from individual-level and summary data.

Decision-making: The world’s leading platform for interactive, multi-layered digital guidelines and decision aids.


Reduce delay between research publication and updated guidance by 75%



Frontier Projects: Australia’s leading guideline developers partnering to deliver world-first pilot projects.

Workforce capability: The world’s largest and best known network for training in evidence synthesis and guidance.

Robust program evaluation: Extensive experience evaluating novel evidence models and systems.


Increase proportion of reviews and guidelines that are reliable, accessible and

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