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About the Society

The Joanna Briggs Institute is an international, not-for-profit, membership based research and development organisation within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide. The Institute specialises in promoting and supporting evidence-based healthcare by providing access to resources for professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine and allied health. With over 54 collaborating centres and groups, servicing over 90 countries, the Institute is a recognised global leader in evidence-based healthcare.

Our Vision
Evidence-based Best Practice as a central characteristic of all health services

Our Mission
To be the leader in producing, disseminating and providing a framework for the use of the best available research evidence to inform clinical decision-making to improve health outcomes globally

Our Values

  • A robust, transparent approach to the sciences of evidence synthesis, transfer and utilisation
  • Quality and reliability of information
  • Service delivery/performance
  • Professionalism
  • Reputation, locally, nationally and internationally
  • Mutual respect between nations, professions and cultures

Our Role
To identify feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices by facilitating international collaboration between centres, groups, expert researchers, clinicians and members of the Institute through:

  • Developing methods to appraise and synthesise evidence
  • Conducting systematic reviews and analyses of the research literature (evidence synthesis)
  • Disseminating information globally in diverse formats to inform health systems, health professionals and consumers (evidence transfer)
  • Facilitating the effective implementation of evidence and the evaluation of its impact on healthcare practice and health outcomes (evidence utilisation)