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GRADE Online Learning Modules from ESCMID/Mc Master University

The minimum requirement for all drafting panel members is to complete the online training from McMaster University on the GRADE approach (8 videos) available below.
Members of other scientific societies and patients representative need to fulfill the same rules for SOP of the ESCMID members.   

2 hours are needed to complete this course - 8 videos of approximately 15 minutes each.

These online learning modules are designed to help guideline developers and authors of systematic reviews learn how to use the GRADE approach to grade the evidence in systematic reviews, to create Summary of Findings Tables and GRADE Evidence Profiles, and move from evidence to making recommendations.

Each Video covers a specific topic related to GRADE and should be viewed in sequence.

Most modules are approximately 20 minutes or less and can be started and stopped at any time, and restarted at the same point at which you stopped.

Viewing is self-directed and anonymous. However, we welcome feedback.

Please contact us with any comments.

At the end of the final session you will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to GRADE and Summary of Findings Tables

2. Choosing a comparison and outcomes for the Summary of Findings Table

3. Assessing Risk of Bias

4. Assessing Inconsistency

5. Assessing Indirectness

6. Assessing Imprecision

7. Assessing Publication Bias

8. Assessing Other factors and upgrading


NOTE: for a better quality of the videos please use Google Chrome.