Information Specialists’ Sub-Group (ISSG)

The InterTASC Information Specialists’ Sub-Group (ISSG) is a group of information professionals supporting evidence review groups within England and Scotland.

Aims and objectives

  • To share best practice in information retrieval for technology assessment
  • To develop the methods used to retrieve the information necessary for the different elements of a technology assessment report (TAR)
  • To identify, prioritise and conduct investigations into methodological issues identified by the group
  • To enhance cross-working between the various InterTASC groups and encourage harmonisation of methods
  • To liaise with other groups with common issues, such as National Collaborating Centres Information Group, HTAi, the Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods group and the NICE Joint Information Group (JIG)


  • Meetings twice a year which include business items, CPD activities and sharing research interests
  • Chair of the group represents ISSG at InterTASC meetings and the NICE Joint Information Group (JIG)


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