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GRADE Online Learning Modules

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.

There are two sets of modules:

  1. For authors of Cochrane systematic reviews and other systematic reviewers
  2. For World Health Organization (WHO) guideline developers and other guideline developers

Each module covers a specific topic related to GRADE and can be viewed in sequence as presented here or, depending on your learning needs, viewed in any order. Most modules are approximately 20 minutes or less and will open in an external video player tab when accessed through the links below.

Viewing is self-directed and anonymous. However, we welcome feedback. Please contact us with any comments.

Cochrane Collaboration Cochrane reviews and
Summary of Findings Tables
WHO logo   Guideline
  • Introduction to GRADE and
    Summary of Findings Tables
  • Introduction to WHO Guidelines and GRADE: Overview of trustworthy guideline development
    (Module 1)
  • Choosing a comparison and outcomes
    for the Summary of Findings Table
  • Introduction to WHO Guidelines and GRADE: Overview of practical issues in WHO guideline development
    (Module 2)
  • Assessing Risk of Bias
  • GRADE: Assessing the certainty of evidence
    (Module 3)
  • Assessing Inconsistency
  • Additional learning modules will be added soon.
  • Assessing Indirectness
  • Assessing Imprecision
  • Assessing Publication Bias
  • Assessing Other factors and upgrading
  • Using GRADEpro (30 minute demonstration)

    Funding for the development of these modules was provided by the Cochrane Collaboration through the grant 'Training and Capacity Building for Summary of Findings Tables' and the World Health Organization.

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