Prioritization of Evidence gaps in Mental Health

Reading time approx. 1 minute Publication type:

Ongoing Projects

SBU assess relevant and well-conducted research and investigate what effect different interventions have, if there are any risks or ethical problems, and what is most cost-effective in the areas of health care, dentistry, social services, and within the areas of functional disability and work environment.


The SBU report “Evidence gaps in mental health” was published in November 2021. This report was produced within a five-year governmental assignment on mental health, conducted as an inventory of SBU's evidence gap database and the former British database The UK Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments (DUETs). Together, the databases contain over 2000 identified evidence gaps in mental health identified during the years 2005–2020.


To prioritize evidence gaps in the field of mental health, by letting patients, health care staff and researchers jointly prioritize the most important evidence gaps from their perspective. The prioritization is carried out according to the James Lind Alliance method, covering evidence gaps regarding new primary research or new systematic reviews needed. Target groups are researchers, research funders, authorities and organizations that assess research.

Planned to be published: Quarter 4, 2023 Registration no: SBU 2022/29
Page updated