Cochrane Reviews Identified and Summarised for Policy (CRISP)

Cochrane Reviews Identified and Summarised for Policy (CRISP) provided summaries of Cochrane reviews relevant to health policy. Our aim was to provide policy-makers with reliable and relevant research in an accessible format, to support use of research in health policy decision-making.

At the time, CRISP was a collaboration between Cochrane Australia and the Australian Government through the National Health and Medical Research Council. The collaboration aimed to encourage and support evidence-based approaches to policy-making by addressing barriers to the use of research evidence, particularly Cochrane reviews, in policy-making.
Project outputs included:
Web-based summaries of policy-relevant Cochrane reviews, including reviews published by the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care, Cochrane Consumers and Communication, and Cochrane Public Health groups.

NOTE: this project ended in 2015; the summaries are archived through the website.

CRISP website:

Summarising research for policy makers
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine seminar 4 June 2013 (slides)