• Produce systematic reviews
  • Promote evidence-based teaching

The London BICC

Who we are


BEME International Collaborating Centre

University College London and the Institute of Education


We are a collaboration between UCL and the IoE, and are recognised as a centre of expertise in clinical education reviews. We are working to progress the work of the BEME collaboration


How we help


We are part of the International BEME board and editorial committee and support others' review production and publications. We also conduct our own reviews in clinical education


BEME Collaboration


The Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration (Harden et al., 1999) is an international group of individuals, universities and professional organisations committed to the development of evidence informed education in the medical and health professions through:


  • the dissemination of information which allows teachers and stakeholders in the medical and health professions to make decisions on the basis of the best evidence available;


  • the production of systematic reviews which present the best available evidence and meet the needs of the user; and


  • the creation of a culture of best evidence education amongst individuals, institutions and national bodies.







The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) is part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London.


The EPPI-Centre is committed to informing policy and professional practice with sound evidence. As such, it is involved in two main areas of work:


  • Systematic reviews: This includes developing methods for systematic reviews and research syntheses, conducting reviews, supporting others to undertake reviews, and providing guidance and training in this area.


  • Research use: This includes studying the use/non-use of research evidence in personal, practice and political decision-making, supporting those who wish to find and use research to help solve problems, and providing guidance and training in this area.