About Evidence Partners

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With Every Review We Automate

Literature reviews are a cornerstone of evidence-based research; however, they are often difficult to do, time-consuming, and error-prone. DistillerSR automates the management of literature collection, triage, and assessment using AI and intelligent workflows.

 
 

Literature reviews are a cornerstone of evidence-based research; however, they are often difficult to do, time-consuming, and error-prone without the solution. DistillerSR automates the management of literature collection, triage, and assessment using AI and intelligent workflows.

Evidence Partners is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. The company proudly counts as its customers more than 250 of the world’s leading medical device and pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, as well as universities, governments, and NGOs.

Evidence Partners Incorporated and its employees are committed to ethical business practices and to comply with all applicable legislation. Evidence Partners Incorporated conducts business with integrity and honesty, and earns and maintains the respect and trust of its employees, customers, suppliers, and all other stakeholders.

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“Before DistillerSR, the literature review process was manual, laborious, and inconsistent. Reporting was difficult and we could not arrange the data in a way that was straightforward and organized.”

Dr. Bonnie H. Wiener

“If your search returns 100,000 references, DistillerSR can handle it. It makes my life a lot easier.”

Jeanette Andrade,
Assistant Professor and Program Director, University of Florida

“DistillerSR provides us with the ability to easily assess the progress and scope of our projects in real-time, anticipate our clients’ needs, and develop strategic solutions for unique and shifting demands throughout any SLR project.”

Chris Waters-Banker,
Phd, Research Lead, Medlior Health Outcomes Research Ltd.

2001

Evidence Partners’ founders, Peter O’Blenis, Ian Stefanison, and Jonathan Barker are introduced to systematic reviews while working on clinical data management software for medical trials at TrialStat Corporation.

2001-2008

Building on a prototype developed by Dr. David Moher’s team at the CHEO Research Institute, Ian and Peter developed the first commercially available systematic review software. It was quickly embraced by a small but enthusiastic group of evidence-based practice centers, academic research groups, and NGOs in North America and Europe.

2008

DistillerSR is born.

2009-2012

Systematic reviews rise in prominence as the backbone of evidence-based research. DistillerSR’s user community grows rapidly around the world, led by progressive researchers who appreciate how it reduces their workload and improves the transparency of their reviews.

2012-2018

Commercial organizations begin adopting DistillerSR to address their literature review challenges. DistillerSR is protocol-agnostic and meets the unique research goals and needs of the team using it.

2018

DistillerSR’s AI Toolkit is released – the first iteration of artificial intelligence in DistillerSR, including the ability to identify potential references that may have been excluded erroneously, improving review accuracy.

2019

DistillerSR enhances its automation capabilities with an AI Classifier Builder. The feature enables reviewers to create classifiers to identify and tag references, improving screening and triaging efficiency.

April 2020

Evidence Partners provides COVID-19 researchers free access to DistillerSR. Organizations across the world join the program to automate and accelerate their COVID-19 research.

May 2020

Continuous AI Reprioritization is released. This game-changing tool automatically reorders references based on predicted likelihood of relevance, allowing researchers to find references faster.

2021

The Evidence Partners team continues to grow, innovate, and develop solutions to help researchers improve the quality, quantity, velocity, and cost-effectiveness of their research.

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