Using GRADEpro to create 'Summary of Findings' tables

Topic category Information and communication technology
Date and Location
Tuesday 2 October 2012 - 13:30 - 15:00
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
Applicability and Recommendations Methods Group
Contact persons and facilitators
Contact person Affiliation Country
Holger Schunemann (Contact this person) McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Facilitator Affiliation Country
Nancy Santesso Applicability and Recommendations Methods Group, Consumers and Communication Review Group Canada
Jan Brozek Applicability and Recommendations Methods Group Canada
Holger Schunemann McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Target audience
Target audience: 
Authors, editors, and entity and Centre staff
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Level of knowledge required: 
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Abstract text
Participants will learn to use the GRADEprofiler (GRADEpro) software to prepare 'Summary of Findings' (SoF) tables for Cochrane reviews. This is a guided hands-on workshop using GRADEpro.

SoF tables are a relatively new, important addition to Cochrane reviews. Although not mandatory, Cochrane review authors are strongly encouraged to include SoF tables in their reviews. GRADEpro is a simple computer application that can import data and analyses from from RevMan 5, facilitate the creation of SoF tables, and export SoF tables to RevMan. The main feature of GRADEpro is to facilitate the assessment of the quality of evidence (study design/risks of bias, limitations, directness of evidence and sparseness of data) and the conversion and summary of results into relative and absolute effects for individual outcomes.

This workshop takes participants through the entire process of creating a SoF table using GRADEpro. Participants will work on an example Cochrane review or use their own review during the workshop. Each step or decision point of the process is explained and participants practice it before moving to the next step. In addition to the presenter, other trainers are available throughout the workshop to help and support participants or provide more advanced information.