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GRADE webinars

The GRADE working group and the Cochrane Applicability and Recommendations Methods Group (ARMG) are setting up a series of webinars to answer questions about the GRADE approach.
The monthly webinars started in February 2013. All sessions will be recorded on Elluminate (tech support provided by the PAHO) and you will be able to watch them for free anytime, anywhere.
Speakers answering your questions will include Gordon Guyatt, Holger Schünemann, Paul Glasziou, Elie Akl, and Jan Brozek.
If you have any question about the GRADE system (no matter if you consider it basic or advance) you are welcome to send it to:

It is IMPORTANT that the subject of your mail be:
Question for GRADE and Cochrane ARMG webinar

Questions will be discussed by the speakers throughout the sessions. Once we have the questions we will announce the specific website so you can all watch the webinars.



June 6th 2014 - June webcast
February 13th, 2014
June 27, 2013
April 26, 2013 - April webcast
March 14, 2013 - March webcast
Feb 6, 2013 - initial webcast

Applying GRADE to Coverage Decisions Meeting

Sponsored by the Agency for Health Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the GRADE Working Group in conjunction with the University of Florida is hosting a workshop on applying the GRADE framework for moving from evidence to recommendations to moving from evidence to heath policy decisions about coverage.
This meeting brought together representatives of key stakeholder organizations from the United States as well as other countries with GRADE members to discuss a rational and transparent framework to make coverage decisions. This meeting was held at the Sheraton Sand Hotel in Clearwater, Florida and will take place on April 3 – 4, 2012.

Funding for this conference was made possible by grant number R13HS019894 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.  

Chinese GRADE center has been set up in Lanzhou

GRADE working group established the Chinese GRADE center on September 24, 2011. Professor Holger Schünemann, co-Chair of GRADE working group and Professor Xiaodong, Vice president of Lanzhou University unveiled the plaque for Chinese GRADE center. Lanzhou University is one of the key universities under the Ministry of Education, China. As an international organization, the GRADE working group is being devoted to make the GRADE approach to be accepted and used as widely as possible. More than 60 institutions and organizations have endorsed or are using GRADE. In order to further promote the development and dissemination of GRADE system, the GRADE working group approved the establishment of GRADE centers at the 2010 GRADE Working Group meeting in Keystone, USA. The group approved the establishment of the Chinese GRADE center in 2011 GRADE Working Group meeting in Seoul, Korea, and Madrid, 2011. The Chinese GRADE center is the second GRADE center in the world, and the first GRADE center in Asia. The missions of Chinese GRADE center include 1) introduce and disseminate GRADE system in China; 2) hold GRADE workshops regularly, train Chinese guideline developers and systematic reviewers and 3) translate GRADE work and GRADE software into Chinese and promote the implementation of GRADE system.

DECIDEDECIDE research project launched: Developing and Evaluating Communication Strategies to Support Informed Decisions and Practices Based on Evidence. DECIDE is a 5-year project (running from January 2011 to 2015) co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. Project Objective "To improve the dissemination of evidence-based recommendations by building on the work of the GRADE Working Group to develop and evaluate methods that address the targeted dissemination of guidelines."


Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre (IbCC) | Instituto para la Excelencia Clínica y Sanitaria (INPECS) is searching for a research fellow! More information at: here

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Prior GRADE events

It is likely that similar events will be offered in future meetings (e.g., GRADE workshops have been offered on a recurring basis during Cochrane Colloquia, GIN events and AHRQ annual meetings).




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