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AGREE - Appraisal and Guidlines Research and Evaluation
AGREE is an international collaboration of researchers and policy makers who seek to improve the quality and effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines by establishing a shared framework for their development, reporting, and assessment. The collaboration is comprimised of a core of European countries, ie, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organization, dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. The major product of the Collaboration is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews which is published quarterly as part of The Cochrane Library.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)
DARE contains summaries of systematic reviews which have met strict quality criteria. Each summary also provides a critical commentary on the quality of the review. DARE covers a broad range of healthcare-related topics and can be used for answering questions about the effects of healthcare interventions and for developing clinical guidelines and policy making. The INAHTA member CRD produces the database.

EuroScan
A collaborative network of HTA agencies to exchange information and evaluate emerging technologies. All EuroScan members are members of INAHTA. The National Horizon Scanning Centre hosts the secretariat for EuroScan. The NHSC provides advance notice of significant new and emerging technologies to the UK's Department of Health.

Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)
G-I-N is an international not-for-profit association of organizations and individuals involved in clinical practice guidelines. Founded in November 2002, G-I-N has now grown to 73 member organizations including WHO from 35 countries.

G-I-N seeks to improve the quality of health care by promoting systematic development of clinical practice guidelines and their application into practice, through supporting international collaboration. G-I-N's International Guideline Library contains regularly-updated information about guidelines of the G-I-N membership. At the end of May 2007 about 4,200 publications are available.

Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT) guidelines
HSTAT is a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support healthcare decisionmaking. HSTAT's audience includes healthcare providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers, and the information professionals who serve these groups.

HTA on the Net: A Guide to Internet Sources of Information
This guide focuses on Internet sites useful for people involved in HTA research in Alberta, Canada, but HTA on the Net also incorporates data from other sources. These may include specialized bibliographic databases relevant to the subject of the assessment, data from government and regulatory sources, hospital administrative databases, industry studies, and advice from experts in the field. The INAHTA member AHFMR produces the guide.

HEN - Health Evidence Network
HEN is an information service for public health and healthcare decisionmakers in the European Region. Additional users include informed and interested citizens. The Network is a new project initiated and coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. HEN works with several agencies and organizations to provide evidence for decisionmakers. INAHTA is pleased to be a partner of HEN in a joint effort to produce and implement evidence on important health policy issues.

HTA Database
The HTA Database contains information on healthcare technology assessments and is managed by INAHTA in collaboration with our UK member Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD). New records are continually added, and INAHTA publications and ongoing reviews are sent to CRD by the INAHTA Secretariat every six months.

HTAi - Health Technology Assessment international
HTAi is a new society for the promotion of HTA and aims to provide a key forum for those from the worlds of health care, academia, and business interested in the science, development, and application of HTA. HTAi's mission is to support and promote the development, communication, understanding, and use of HTA around the world as a means of promoting the introduction of effective innovations and effective use of resources in health care.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database
The NHS EED database is funded by the Department of Health and managed by staff based at the INAHTA member CRD. Abstracts are commissioned by the staff at CRD from health economists around the world.

MEDLINE / PubMed
PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources.

MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the healthcare system, and the preclinical sciences. Medline contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4600 biomedical journals published in the US and 70 other countries.