The Scientific Resource Center (SRC) supports the activities of the Effective Health Care Program in a variety of ways, including:

  • Scientific and technical support to protect scientific credibility and independence of Effective Health Care Program products;
  • Coordinating peer review for comparative effectiveness reviews and other products (click here to register your clinical and methodological areas);
  • Coordinating bi-annual meetings of AHRQ and the EPC Directors;
  • Supporting of the work of reviews and other research projects by supplying trusted methods for conducting the research itself and by maintaining the Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews;
  • Maintaining a Methods Library and Article Alert service delivering a weekly email and archive of the most recently published articles on all aspects of systematic review and comparative effectiveness review methodologies;
  • Technical support for topic nomination development and selection processes;

The Scientific Resource Center is located at the Portland VA Research Foundation and is led by Mark Helfand, M.D., M.P.H., Director, and Jeanne-Marie Guise, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director.