SuRe Info

Summarized Research in Information Retrieval for HTA

Welcome to Summarized Research in Information Retrieval for HTA (SuRe Info), a web resource that provides research-based information relating to the information retrieval aspects of producing systematic reviews and health technology assessments. SuRe Info seeks to help information specialists stay up-to-date in the latest developments by providing easy access to current methods papers, and support more research-based information retrieval practice.

The website has two sections, listed below:

Click on a heading name to reach the chapter summarizing the current research findings within that category. The references listed at the end of each chapter are linked, in many cases, to structured appraisals of the references, written by members of the Sure Info team

SuRe Info methods and processes are described in the Authors' Manual.

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General search methods

Searching for specific aspects of HTA


This resource is for personal, professional and non-commercial use only. Reproduction or republishing the content is not allowed. When using the HTA Core Model® we have followed the HTA Core Model Terms of Use. Views expressed in the publication appraisals are those of the SuRe Info reviewers’ and do not reflect the opinions of their respective organizations.R Info Bibliography


We are grateful to Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) and the Health Technology Assessment international Interest Group in Information Retrieval (HTAi IRG) for support in developing and maintaining SuRe Info. We thank the HTAi for funding provided over the years towards the costs of keeping the website up to date.

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How to cite SuRe Info:

SuRe Info: Summarized Research in Information Retrieval for HTA. Updated 18 April 2024. Available from:

Last updated: 18 April 2024

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