Susan Sykes

As Evidence Partners’ Director of Marketing & Communications, Susan Sykes works hard to create and deliver content that the evidence-based research community will find interesting and useful. She is an experienced writer and marketing professional who loves finding ways to communicate in-depth, technical information so that it engages the reader. In her down time, she can often be found plotting her next home decor project.

Recent Posts

Evidence Partners Names Mark Priatel as Vice President, Software Engineering

By Susan Sykes

OTTAWA, January 29, 2020 - Evidence Partners, a global leader in literature review solutions for evidence-based research organizations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Priatel as Vice President, Software Engineering. Formerly the Chief Technology Officer at Klipfolio, Mark brings...

Evidence Partners Recognized at 2019 Best Ottawa Business Awards

By Susan Sykes

Ottawa, November 26, 2019 - Evidence Partners Inc., the leading provider of SaaS tools to help researchers generate critical evidence more efficiently, was the recipient of the 2019 Best Ottawa Business (BOBs) award for Best Performance - Export.

How to Solve Your Top Systematic Review Challenges

By Susan Sykes

Systematic reviews are complex, and research teams often struggle with managing all the moving parts efficiently. If you work in the evidence-based research field, chances are you’ll face these common challenges.

Medical Device Regulation Drives Rapid Growth For Ottawa’s Evidence Partners

By Susan Sykes

OTTAWA, CANADA, August 7, 2019 - Evidence Partners, providers of the world’s only commercially available software solution for producing regulatory compliant systematic literature reviews, a cornerstone of evidence-based research, is undertaking an aggressive growth strategy for its Ottawa-based...

Here's Why You Should Stop Relying on Spreadsheets for Your Literature Review Process

By Susan Sykes

We understand—spreadsheets are readily available as part of most standard office suites and are easily ‘customized’ to do specific tasks using formulas and macros. It can be very tempting to fall back on them as your default tool for literature review – especially since they’re a familiar...

Top 5 Ways Literature Review Software Can Help You

By Susan Sykes

People who have never used literature review software often tell us that they don’t need it - they already have a process in place that works just fine. But with regulatory scrutiny increasing on the daily, maybe it’s time to look at ways to do better than“fine”.

Ten years old, but just getting started

By Susan Sykes

Ottawa, CANADA, December 21, 2018 - Evidence Partners is celebrating its 10th anniversary on December 22, 2018, capping a year of record sales and expansion.

State of the Art Literature Reviews: Why They Fail

By Susan Sykes

If you’re involved in the preparation of Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs) for medical devices, you’re likely to find yourself doing a lot more literature reviews in the near future. Under the MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev 4 regulations that come into effect on May 26, 2020, literature reviews play an...

5 Systematic Review Challenges For Guideline Development (And One Thing You Can Do To Solve Them)

By Susan Sykes

Systematic reviews play a pivotal role in the development of clinical practice guidelines. But with everything else that goes into the process, who has time to learn to use systematic review software? You’ve got to manage staff and volunteers, juggle deadlines, and make sure your guidelines are...

Systematic Review Life Cycle {Free Infographic}

By Susan Sykes

*Updated January 7, 2020*Systematic review processes are continuously evolving, refining, and updating. What was considered "best practice" for a systematic review in the 2010's is a lot different than what we see in 2020. In this updated systematic review lifecycle infographic, you can see the...