The Knowledge and Evaluation Research (KER) Unit
The Knowledge and Evaluation Research (KER) Unit is a laboratory focused on translating the best available research evidence into clinical practice through evidence synthesis and through enhancements in the patient-clinician encounter.
The KER Unit is a multidisciplinary team focused on:
- Knowledge generation, appraisal and synthesis: development of new methods, support for investigators, and conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
- Evaluation research: development of new methods, support for investigators, and conduct and dissemination of research on health care delivery, the clinical encounter, and clinical decision-making.
- Education: training of clinicians in communicating evidence and uncertainty, facilitating patient participation in decision making, and using decision tools.
- We are also actively involved providing methodological support to The Endocrine Society's clinical practice guideline activity by supporting the formulation of recommendations and the necessary systematic reviews and meta-analyses.