Online course

By kind permission of the Cochrane group and McMaster University, we are able to make available on our website the modules on principles of the GRADE methodology, a useful tool for all ESCMID members involved in guidelines development and systematic reviews and/or performing systematic reviews.



GRADE online learning modules from Cochrane/McMaster University

Discover the online modules designed by the McMaster University and Cochrane group tailored to help guideline developers and authors of systematic reviews master the GRADE approach. These modules will 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 module lasts up to 20 minutes and covers a specific topic related to GRADE and should be viewed in order. 

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  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 
  9. Choosing comparisons and outcomes 
  10. Publication bias 
  11. Applying the risk of bias assessment to GRADE