The InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group Search Filter Resource


The InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group (ISSG) is the group of information professionals supporting research groups within England and Scotland providing technology assessments to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and other associated Information Specialists.

The InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group Search Filter Resource is a collaborative venture to identify, assess and test search filters designed to retrieve research by study design or focus. The Search Filters Resource aims to provide easy access to published and unpublished search filters. It also provides information and guidance on how to critically appraise search filters, study design filters in progress and information on the development and use of search filters. Inclusion of a search filter is not an endorsement of its validity or a recommendation.

The editorial team comprises Julie Glanville (York Health Economics Consortium), Carol Lefebvre (Lefebvre Associates Ltd) and Kath Wright (Centre for Reviews and Dissemination).

Monthly update searches are undertaken to identify search filters for the Resource.

The search filters are grouped by study design or focus:

Information on issues relating to search filters can be found at the following pages: