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AHRQ--Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care

About the Scientific Resource Center

The Scientific Resource Center (SRC) supports the activities of the Effective Health Care Program in a variety of ways, including:

  • Scientific and technical support to protect scientific credibility and independence of Effective Health Care Program products;
  • Coordinating peer review for comparative effectiveness reviews and other products;
  • Supporting of the work of reviews and other research projects by supplying trusted methods for conducting the research itself and by maintaining the Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews;
  • Technical support for topic nomination development and selection processes.


The Scientific Resource Center is located at the Portland VA Research Foundation and is led by Mark Helfand, M.D., M.P.H., Director, and Jeanne-Marie Guise, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director.