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REDES. Proyectos europeos de Investigación. EUnetHTA, HTAi, INHATA



Coordinador: EUprimecare

Socios:EuSANH  //  DISMEVAL  //  EUnetHTA JA




EUnetHTA was established to create an effective and sustainable network for HTA across Europe – we work together to help developing reliable, timely, transparent and transferable information to contribute to HTAs in European countries.

EUnetHTA supports collaboration between European HTA organisations that brings added value at the European, national and regional level through

  • facilitating efficient use of resources available for HTA
  • creating a sustainable system of HTA knowledge sharing
  • promoting good practice in HTA methods and processes.

EUnetHTA Joint Action 3 (2016 - 2020)

General Objectives

Joint Action 3 aims to define and implement a sustainable model for the scientific and technical cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Europe. The  voluntary cooperation within and between national and regional HTA Bodies is essential in this joint action.

This joint action will increase the use, quality and efficiency of joint HTA work at European level.  EUnetHTA will support evidence-based, sustainable and equitable choices in healthcare and health technologies and support re-use in regional and national HTA reports and activities. 
To develop a voluntary, sustainable European Collaboration on HTA, the model focusses on  supporting Members States in receiving HTA relevant information that is- objective, reliable, timely, comparable.  
The collaborative production of structured HTA core information, including rapid HTA’s will be decentralised, methodologies and production related information and communication technology infrastructure will be finalised as stand alone support network from 2020 onwards. 

The EUnetHTA JA3 will build on the lessons, success and products of the earlier EUnetHTA Joint Actions. The EUnetHTA collaboration has grown to 78 organisations from 29 countries.  A network of strong partners across Europe working together for better access to health technologies for European citizens.















Lead partners

Associated Partners


Health Technology
Assessment international (HTAi) is the global scientific and professional society for all those who produce, use, or encounter HTA. HTAi has members from over 65 countries and embraces all stakeholders, including researchers, agencies, policy makers, industry, academia, health service providers, and patients/consumers. We are the neutral forum for collaboration and the sharing of leading information and expertise. 

Our members regularly participate in Meetings, Policy Fora and Interest Groups. HTAi also provides access to a variety of Resources including the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC)

HTAi is governed by an elected Board of Directors that is supported by an Executive Committee, several Advisory Committees and a Secretariat.


Vision, Mission & Values

Vision: We are the leading global discussion platform for all stakeholders engaged in the efficient production and use of HTAs in decision-making.

Mission: We support and promote the development, communication, understanding and use of HTA around the world as a scientifically-based and multidisciplinary means of informing decision making on the use of effective technologies and the efficient use of resources in health care.

Values: Service, Collaboration, Professionalism and Integrity, Transparency, Accountability 


The International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment

Health care decision making requires the right evidence at the right time.  Every day there are new health technologies available that can improve patient outcomes and refine health system efficiency.   Health technology assessment (HTA) is a tool to review technologies and provide evidence of the value these technologies can deliver to patients and their families, health system stakeholders, and to society more broadly. 

INAHTA is a network of 52 HTA agencies that support health system decision making that affects over 1 billion people in 33 countries around the globe. With more than 2,100 staff and consultants working in the INAHTA network, there are clear benefits to connecting these agencies together to cooperate and share information about producing and disseminating HTA reports for evidence based decision making. 

INAHTA serves this purpose.

What is Health Technology Assessment (HTA)?

HTA is the systematic evaluation of the properties and effects of a health technology, addressing the direct and intended effects of this technology, as well as its indirect and unintended consequences, and aimed mainly at informing decision making regarding health technologies. HTA is conducted by interdisciplinary groups that use explicit analytical frameworks drawing on a variety of methods.

A health technology is defined as an intervention that may be used to promote health, to prevent, diagnose or treat acute or chronic disease, or for rehabilitation.  Health technologies include pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures and organizational systems used in health care.

Global Collaboration

INAHTA values collaboration with the international HTA community and broader global health community, and we are proud to collaborate with the following organizations.

World Health Organization (WHO) 

In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.  WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

New report from WHO:  2015 Report of global survey on Health Technology Assessment by National Authorities

Visit the WHO HTA page

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between INAHTA and the World Health Organization was signed at the INAHTA Annual Meeting 2009 in Singapore.


In 2015, an amendment was added to the MoU, identifying new areas of collaboration aligned with the strategic directions of shared interest between the WHO and INAHTA.  The photo above is of Ms. Adriana Velazquez Berumen (WHO) and Dr. Brian O'Rourke (Chair, INAHTA Board) signing the amendment in Oslo, Norway in June 2015.

htai  Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)

Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) is an international professional society focusing specifically on HTA and embracing all those who do and use it, whether in academic institutions, health care facilities, industry, business, the voluntary sector, or government.

HTAi's mission is to provide a key forum for those from the worlds of health care, academia, and business interested in the science, development, and application of HTA. To support and promote the development, communication, understanding, and use of HTA around the world as a means of promoting the introduction of effective innovations and effective use of resources in health care.

A Memorandum of Understanding between INAHTA and HTAi was signed at the HTAi Annual Conference in Montreal, 2008.

HTAi and INAHTA joint statement on Resources for HTA: INAHTA and HTAi Statement_Resources_for_HTA

GIN Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)

The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) is an international not-for-profit association of organisations and individuals involved in the development and use of clinical practice guidelines. It is a Scottish Charity with governance arrangements addressed in its Articles of Association.  G-I-N seeks to improve the quality of health care by promoting systematic development of clinical practice guidelines and their application into practice, through supporting international collaboration. 

A Memorandum of Understanding between INAHTA and G-I-N has been signed at the INAHTA Annual Meeting in 2009.

EuroScan  EuroScan

The International Information Network on New and Changing Health Technologies (EuroScan) is a collaborative network of HTA agencies for the exchange of information on important emerging new drugs, devices, procedures, processes, and settings in health care.  The members of EuroScan aim to establish a permanent network among agencies and organisations in the field of HTA to: 1) Evaluate and exchange information on new and changing technologies; 2) Develop the sources of information used; 3) Develop applied methods for early assessment; and 4) Disseminate information on early identification and assessment activities.  All EuroScan members are members of INAHTA.

A Memorandum of Understanding between INAHTA and EuroScan was signed in 2009.


European network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) coordinates the efforts of 27 European countries including 24 Member States of the European Union in evaluating health technology in Europe. Initially, the EUnetHTA project is being co-financed by the European Commission (DG Sanco) and contributions from network members.  EUnetHTA connects public national/regional HTA agencies, research institutions and health ministries, enabling an effective exchange of information and support to policy decisions by the EU Member States.  INAHTA has an Memoranda of Understanding with EUnetHTA signed at the INAHTA Annual Meeting in Bilbao, 2012. Several of INAHTA's, especially European, members participate in EUnetHTA.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between EUnetHTA and INAHTA in 2012.

HTAsiaLink HTAsiaLink

HTAsiaLink is a network to support collaboration between Asian HTA agencies, with a focus on facilitating HTA research by accelerating information and resource sharing and developing an efficient methodology for HTA in the region.  Several INAHTA members are also members of HTAsiaLink, and INAHTA participates in regional HTAsiaLink meetings.

A Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) was signed between INAHTA and HTAsiaLink in May 2016. The photos below are of Dr. Jasmine Raoh-Fang Pwu (HTAsiaLink) and Dr. Brian O'Rourke (Chair, INAHTA Board) signing the MOU in Tokyo, Japan.


Redetsa RedETSA

RedETSA is an HTA network of the Americas with members from 27 countries across North and South America.  PAHO is the Secretariat of the Network.  Recent activity includes the mapping of HTA capacity in the region and opportunities for further development of human resources in HTA. 

A Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) was signed between INAHTA and RedETSA in August 2016.

Agencias de INHATA

ACE – Agency for Care Effectiveness, SINGAPORE

AETSA – Andalusian Agency for Health Technology Assessment, SPAIN

Agenas – The Agency for Regional Healthcare, ITALY

AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA

AHTA – Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, AUSTRALIA

AHTAPol – Agency for Health Technology Assessment in Poland, POLAND

AQuAS – Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya, SPAIN

ASERNIP-S – Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures -Surgical, AUSTRALIA

ASSR – Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale (Regional Agency for Health and Social Care), ITALY

AVALIA-T – Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment, SPAIN

CADTH – Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, CANADA

CDE – Center for Drug Evaluation, Taiwan, REPUBLIC OF CHINA

CEM – Inspection générale de la sécurité sociale (IGSS), Cellule d'expertise médicale, LUXEMBOURG

CENETEC – Centro Nacional de Excelencia Tecnológica en Salud, MEXICO

CONITEC – National Committee for Technology Incorporation, BRAZIL

CMeRC – Charlotte Maxeke Research Consortium, SOUTH AFRICA

DAHTA @ DIMDI – German Agency for HTA at the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information, GERMANY

DECIT-CGATS – Coordenação Geral de Avaliação de Tecnologias em Saúde – CGATS, Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia – DECIT, Secretaria de Ciência, Tecnologia e Insumos Estratégicos – SCTIE, BRAZIL

DEFACTUM – Social & Health Services and Labour Market, DENMARK

G-BA – The Federal Joint Committee (Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss), GERMANY

GÖG – Gesunheit Österreich GmbH, AUSTRIA

HAD-MSP-Uruguay – Health Assessment Division, Ministry of Public Health, URUGUAY

HAS – Haute Autorité de Santé, FRANCE

HCT-NHSRC – Division of Healthcare Technology, National Health Systems Resource Center, New Delhi, INDIA

HealthPACT – Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology, AUSTRALIA

HIQA – Health Information and Quality Authority, IRELAND

HIS – Healthcare Improvement Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM

HQO – Evidence Development and Standards Branch, CANADA

IACS – Health Sciences Institute in Aragon, SPAIN

IECS – Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, ARGENTINA

IETS – Instituto de Evaluación Tecnológica en Salud, COLOMBIA

IHE – Institute of Health Economics, CANADA

INASanté – National Instance for Accreditation in Health Care, TUNISIA

INESSS – Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services, CANADA

IQWiG – Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen, GERMANY

KCE – Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre, BELGIUM

LBI-HTA – Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment, AUSTRIA

MaHTAS – Health Technology Assessment Section, Ministry of Health Malaysia, MALAYSIA

MTU-SFOPH – Medical Technology Unit – Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, SWITZERLAND

NECA – National Evidence-based healthcare Collaborating Agency, KOREA

NIHR – National Institute for Health Research, UNITED KINGDOM

NIPH – Norwegian Institute of Public Health, NORWAY

OSTEBA – Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment, SPAIN

RCHD-CS – Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Republican Centre for Health Development, Centre of Standardization, HTA department, KAZAKHSTAN

SBU – Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services, SWEDEN

UVT – HTA Unit in A. Gemelli Teaching Hospital, ITALY

ZIN – Zorginstituut Nederland, THE NETHERLANDS

ZonMw – The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, THE NETHERLANDS




Asociación Española de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias

Fundación Canaria de Investigación de la Salud

Red Iryss


Otros países

Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung. Deutsche Bundestag

British Columbia Office of Health Technology Assessment (BCOHTA)

Centre for Health Economics (CHE). University of York

Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Economic Evaluation of Medical Technology

Health Economics Research Group (HERG). Brunel University

Health Technology Assessment International (HTAI)

Medizinische Hochshule Hannover. Projekt HTA

Medical Technology & Practice Patterns Institute (MTPPI)

Office of Technology Assessment (OTA; until 1995)

OTA Archive

OTA Legacy

Medical Technology Assessment Unit. University of Nijmegen/ University Hospital Nijmegen St. Radboud

RAND (Research and Development) Organisation




UK Centre for Evidence-based Medicine

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)

Programa de habilidades en lectura crítica - España (CASPe)

Evidence-based Medicine resources. Ottawa

Clinical Evidence. BMJ

Evidence-based Medicine. Hertfordshire University

Unit for Evidence-based Practice and Policy. Trish Greenhalgh

Web de Rafael Bravo Toledo



Biblioteca Nacional de Ciencias de la Salud   (BNCS-ISCIII)

Red Informática de Medicina Avanzada

UK NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in Health Care

Database of Abstracs of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)

National Health Service Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)

HTA Database

Clinical Practice Guidelines. Canadian Medical Association

Colaboración Cochrane

Cochrane library

Cochrane reviews (abstracts)

Centro Cochrane Español


Unión Europea


US National Guideline Clearinghouse

US National Library of Medicine


US Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT)


US National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services (NIWI)




Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources

Health A to Z

Health on the Net Foundation

Medical Matrix

Organising Medical Networked Information (OMNI)

ScHARR: Netting the Evidence. University of Sheffield



Documentación en Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud (BIB-Med)

Health Outcomes and Health Technology Assessment

Medicina basada en la evidencia (EVIMED)



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Actualizado a 26/07/2018