Cochrane GRADE workshop with two streams: Assessing confidence in evidence of effectiveness (GRADE) and in evidence from reviews of qualitative research (GRADE-CERQual)
13-15th June 2017, Modena, Italy
Qualitative evidence stream trainers: Claire Glenton, Jane Noyes and Heather Munthe-Kaas
Effectiveness evidence stream trainers: Holger Schunemann, Sara Balduzzi and Elena Parmelli
Synopsis: Assessing the quality of the body of evidence using a tool such as the GRADE approach, and justifying these assessments, is mandatory within the Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) standards.
Participants chose between one of two parallel streams:
(1) evidence from systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions or
(2) evidence from systematic reviews of qualitative evidence (also called qualitative evidence syntheses).
This workshop for editors and staff of Cochrane Review Groups aimed to deepen participants’ understanding of the GRADE approach and to provide practical experience of applying the approach to two different streams of evidence.