Integrating GRADE network meta-analysis SoF tables in network meta-analysis reports


Workshop session 1: Wednesday, 11:00-12:30

Workshop category: 

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


Date and Location


Wednesday 13 September 2017 - 11:00 to 12:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Juan Yepes-Nuñez
Reem Mustafa
Gordon Guyatt
Romina Brignardello-Petersen
Jan Brozek
Nancy Santesso
Holger Schunemann
Target audience

Target audience: 

Review authors

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Objectives: For individuals considering conducting a network meta-analysis (NMA), to gain familiarity in interpreting findings of NMA through of a GRADE Network metanalysis Summary of Finding (SoF) tables.

Description: Through user testing, the GRADE Working Group has developed a format for NMA-SoF table to presenting results of NMA for each outcome. It is important that reviewers consider how to interpret NMA evidence for clinical decision making of particular interventions. This includes identifying the primary comparison and the interventions for each outcome under consideration, the effect estimates, the certainty of the evidence, and the rank probabilities or the surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA). In this workshop, we will discuss these aspects in depth using examples. The workshop will begin with an interactive lecture providing details of the GRADE NMA SoF table and the interpretation of NMA results through this NMA-SoF table.
Workshop participants will then break into groups of 5 or 6 to work through an example of a GRADE NMA SoF table, guided by facilitators when needed. Results and details of the interpretation of results will be discussed in a large group before the end of the session.