Interested in learning more about the GRADE approach for developing Systematic Reviews or Clinical Guidelines?
The GRADE approach reflects ‘best practice’ in terms of clinical guideline development and has been endorsed by organizations across the globe.
The JBI Adelaide GRADE center regularly offers GRADE workshops for systematic reviewers and guideline developers. The 1-day workshop is designed for systematic reviewers, guideline developers and others wanting to learn more about GRADE methodology, particularly the creation of Summary of Findings tables and Evidence Profiles. The course includes information on the theory of GRADE along with hands-on activities.
2017 Dates
27th March, 9am - 4.30pm, Adelaide    
19th May, 9am - 4.30pm, Adelaide Register for this session  
4th August, 9am - 4.30pm, Adelaide Register for this session  
20th October, 9am - 4.30pm, Adelaide    

Registration: AUD $368 per participant. This includes coffee, morning tea, lunch and training material.

Visit grade.joannabriggs.org to register or for more information.

JBI Adelaide GRADE Center staff can also conduct additional training in locations within Australia and New Zealand – please contact [email protected].

What we do

The GRADE approach reflects ‘best practice’ in terms of clinical guideline development and has been endorsed by organisations across the globe. The Joanna Briggs Institute Adelaide GRADE Center focuses on promoting the use of GRADE for systematic reviews and guideline development.

As the only GRADE Center in Australia and New Zealand, the Center is a central hub of GRADE related research and teaching in the region. The center offers training in GRADE methods and contributes to the scientific development of GRADE methods.

Find out more about GRADE at http://www.gradeworkinggroup.org or on Twitter @GRADE_WG.

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international health research organization with 20‐years of experience in the field of evidence-based healthcare. Find out more about JBI at joannabriggs.org or on Twitter @JBIEBHC.

Center Mission & Objectives

The mission of the Joanna Briggs Institute Adelaide GRADE center is to train, promote, disseminate and implement GRADE approaches within and across the systematic review and guideline development community within Australia and New Zealand and across the global Joanna Briggs Collaboration.

There are four overarching aims of the center, listed below:
  1. To train, promote, disseminate and implement GRADE methods throughout the Australian community of guideline developers and systematic reviewers.
  2. To act as a central hub for the Oceania region for GRADE expertise and to build capacity in GRADE methods through mentorship, support and collaboration.
  3. To contribute to the development of GRADE methods through active participation with GRADE project groups.
  4. To train, promote, disseminate and implement GRADE methods throughout the Joanna Briggs Collaboration and all contributors to JBI work.

GRADE Guidance and Software

We recommend visiting the GRADE website for the most up-to-date guidance on using GRADE. A comprehensive handbook explaining GRADE methods is available . Software to support the use of GRADE, GRADEpro GDT is available at https://gradepro.org/ .

Guideline Support and Development

JBI Adelaide GRADE Center staff are expert methodologists who are experienced in GRADE methods for developing trustworthy clinical guidelines. If you require assistance, mentorship or training please contact our center for options on working together. We can also conduct systematic reviews for your organization (including the development of evidence profiles) to inform the development of your guideline if required.

Systematic Review Support and Development

JBI Adelaide GRADE Center staff are expert methodologists and are experienced in GRADE methods for developing rigorous systematic reviews of evidence. We also can conduct systematic reviews for your organization (including the development of evidence profiles) on a consultancy basis. If you require assistance, mentorship or training contact our center for options on working together.

Get Involved

One of the aims of our center is to act a central hub of GRADE expertise within Australia and New Zealand. If you are interested in becoming an affiliate member of our center, please contact [email protected] . Affiliate members will be listed on our website and invited to participate in center activities. Affiliate members should be GRADE working group members.

Center Directors

Director

Associate Professor Zachary Munn BMed Rad, GradDip HlthSc, PhD, is the director of the Transfer Science program of the Joanna Briggs Institute: leading the development and coordination of the Institute’s educational courses, the development of systematic review and implementation software tools, and, the promotion and publication of the collaboration’s methodologies. He is the convener of two methodology committees focusing on grading evidence and systematic reviews of prevalence and incidence data. Dr. Munn is the current Chair of the international JBI Scientific Committee. Dr Munn has been involved in the conduct of dozens of systematic reviews and has created many GRADE summary of findings tables. Dr. Munn is a member of the GRADE working group, the Guidelines International Network tech working group, and a member of the Guidelines International Network Australia and New Zealand steering group. He is also on the editorial board for the International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare and is an Associate Editor with BMC Medical Research Methodology.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @munzr001

Pictured: JBI Adelaide GRADE Center Director Associate Professor Zachary Munn (center) with GRADE Working Group co-chairs Professor Holger Schünemann (left) and Distinguished Professor Gordon Guyatt (right)

About JBI

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international health research organization with 20‐years of experience in the field of evidence-based healthcare. Established in 1996, the vision of JBI is a world in which the best available evidence is used to inform policy and practice to improve health in communities globally. The Institute currently collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world, forming the Joanna Briggs Collaboration. The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and implementation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices.

Find out more about JBI at joannabriggs.org or on Twitter @JBIEBHC.

About GRADE

The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (short GRADE) working group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomings of grading systems in health care. The working group has developed a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading quality (or certainty) of evidence and strength of recommendations. Many international organizations have provided input into the development of the GRADE approach which is now considered the standard in guideline development.

Find out more about GRADE at http://www.gradeworkinggroup.org or on Twitter @GRADE_WG.