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Joanna Briggs Institute

Established in 1996, the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)is an international collaboration involving nursing, medical and allied health researchers, clinicians, academics and quality managers across 40 countries in every continent.

JBI offers resources designed to meet the needs of service providers, health professionals and consumers by connecting evidence to the point of care.

Originally a joint initiative of Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide, JBI is now an Institute of the University of Adelaide within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Evidence based practice

The Institute provides evidence which health professionals can use to inform their clinical decision making. The Institute develops evidence in various formats for nursing, allied health and medical professionals as well as providing support information for consumers.


The improvement of the health status of the global population through the delivery of health care that is based on the best available evidence.


To facilitate evidence based health care practice globally through being a leading international organisation for the Translation, Transfer and Utilisation of evidence of the feasibility, appropriateness, meaningfulness and effectiveness of health care practices.

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Last reviewed: August 2020

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