Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of research evidence and knowledge translation products that are usually referred as “evidence”, according to the meaning given in Evidence-Based Health Care. The primary aim of Epistemonikos is to provide rapid access to systematic reviews and other types of health evidence.
Epistemonikos was developed and is maintained by systematically searching electronic databases and other sources for relevant systematic reviews and overviews of reviews, which are screened and processed by a network of more than 500 collaborators.
It now includes more than 150,000 systematic reviews for decision-making in health, and it is probably the largest database of this kind.
A unique feature of Epistemonikos is that it links together systematic reviews, overviews of reviews and primary studies, thus providing a highly efficient method for searching.
In addition, it includes translations of the titles and abstracts of included records to facilitate use in different languages.