The KCE has cutting-edge expertise in the analysis of scientific literature or the assessment of new medical technologies. We have therefore offered our services to our colleagues in public institutions who are in the front line of health crisis management. In this way, some of our researchers have drafted studies and opinions on very specific questions posed by other bodies, at national and international level, in a very short time. This work was used by the crisis management groups to develop guidelines and to orient public health decisions. Some of our experts were also invited to participate directly in decision-making bodies in the management of the health crisis.