Evidence Briefs for policy
Evidence Briefs for Policy (EBP) definition
The Evidence Briefs for Policy (EBP) are research syntheses in a user-friendly format, offering evidence informed policy options. The EBP is to convince the target audience of the urgency of the current problem and the need to adopt the preferred alternatives or strategies of intervention. This type of policy brief involves systematic and transparent efforts to contextualize the results of systematic reviews and to integrate that evidence with setting-specific research results to support well-informed policy decisions.
Evidence Briefs for Policy have the potential to improve the chances that policymakers will read, consider and apply the contents of research summaries when reaching policy decisions. The format recommanded is one page with key messages, a three page structured summary, and a 25 page report and a longer technical report.