Creating evidence tables for use in systematic reviews and guideline development: GRADE approach


Workshop session 8: Saturday, 11:00-12:30

Workshop category: 

  • Improving conduct and reporting of syntheses (including teaching and learning)


Date and Location


Saturday 16 September 2017 - 11:00 to 12:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Nancy Santesso
Jan Brozek
Wojtek Wiercioch


Schunemann H1
1 GRADEing Methods Group, McMaster University, Canada
Target audience

Target audience: 

Evidence producers, guideline developers, Cochrane Editors and Authors

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Objective: This workshop will take participants through the process of creating evidence tables, such as Summary of Findings Tables and Evidence Profiles, and creating Evidence-to-Decision Tables to make evidence-based recommendations.

Description: After conducting a synthesis of the literature, whether of randomised or non-randomised studies, it is important to communicate the findings clearly for decision making. Summary of Findings Tables or Evidence Profiles are tables which summarise the evidence from a synthesis of the literature. Once the tables are created, they can be presented in a variety of ways to inform decision making by other researchers, patients and the public, clinicians, and guideline developers. The GRADEpro software can be used to create these tables and other products. The first part of this workshop is a hands-on exercise for participants to practice using GRADEpro to make evidence tables, such as Summary of Findings Tables. In the second part of this workshop, participants will be able to practice presenting the evidence in systematic reviews, or in Evidence-to-Decision tables to make recommendations, on interactive websites, or as an App for guidelines.
Participants should bring a laptop to practice, consider sharing with another participant, or watching the presentation.