Welcome to the Systematic Review Initiative (SRI)

The Systematic Review Initiative (SRI) is a clinical research group established in 2001 by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and funded through the four UK Blood Services. We are based within NHSBT's Oxford Blood Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital and have developed close links with both the hospital and the University of Oxford.

The primary objective of the SRI is to “develop the evidence base for the practice of transfusion medicine”. To this end, we have undertaken systematic reviews and other evidence-based medicine research projects in the transfusion field. For full details of publications and projects in progress please see the Publications page.   

Another core activity of the SRI is producing the Transfusion Evidence Library, an online database providing access to high quality, evidence-based information for medical practitioners, policy makers and researchers around the world. This specialist database contains systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials, with new records added every month.

The SRI is staffed by three transfusion medicine/haematology clinicians, two information specialists and two clinical researchers with expertise in the methodology of systematic reviews and evidence-based medicine. Statistical support is regularly received from the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford. The SRI is supported by an independent steering committee consisting of representatives from relevant professional bodies, and receives further input from clinical experts from both the UK and North America. A primary role of the steering committee is to identify topics and priorities for new systematic reviews.

If you would like to contact us, please use the 'Contact Us' form and select Systematic Review Initiative.

Systematic Review Initiative Annual Report

SRI Annual Report 2014 (PDF 116KB)

Older reports are available from the SRI on request.