Research and Evidence

Developing New Techniques for Scientific Discovery

Methodologies that are the gold standard for evaluating pharmaceuticals aren’t always appropriate for studying multi-component therapies or exploring the interwoven factors that influence health. The Nova Institute has pioneered research methodologies and metrics that evaluate the real-life impact of holistic care for those suffering from chronic illness as well as trauma.  

Learn how some of the ways we’ve advanced research methods that produce more relevant evidence and shed new light on the complex nature of health and healing.

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Comparative Effectiveness Research

Comparative effectiveness research compares two or more treatments to determine which work best, for whom, and under what circumstances.

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Complex Systems Science

The field of complex systems science, together with computer modeling, is helping to uncover what’s at the root of health disparities. 

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The Epidaurus Project

The Epidaurus Project developed a set of metrics to measure the impact of holistic care on military service members.

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Cochrane Complementary Medicine

The the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field is dedicated to supporting the evidence base in complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine.