Questions on how to apply the GRADE-CERQual approach?
The GRADE-CERQual coordinating team will host two webinars for those of you who are (planning on) applying the GRADE-CERQual approach and have specific questions related to its use. Please register here for one of the following dates:
The GRADE-CERQual Approach
The CERQual (Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research) Approach provides a transparent method for assessing the confidence of evidence from reviews of qualitative research, and indicating this confidence to end users, such as guideline panels or decision makers. CERQual uses a similar approach conceptually to other GRADE tools, but is intended for findings from systematic reviews of qualitative evidence.
The development of CERQual is being taken forward through the GRADE-CERQual Project Group, a subgroup of the GRADE Working Group. A coordinating group has been driving the development of CERQual since 2010. Currently the coordinating group includes:
|Meghan Bohren||Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO Geneva. Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|Andrew Booth||University of Sheffield, UK and Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group|
|Benedicte Carlsen||Uni Research Rokkan Centre, Bergen, Norway|
|Chris Colvin||Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Ruth Garside||European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter, UK; and Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group|
|Claire Glenton||Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre, Norwegian Institute of Public Health; and Cochrane Norway|
|Simon Lewin||Global Health Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre, Norwegian Institute of Public Health; Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa|
|Heather Munthe-Kaas||Social Welfare Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre, Norwegian Institute of Public Health|
|Jane Noyes||School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University, UK; the Cochrane Methods Application and Review Standards (MARS) Working Group; and Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group|
|Arash Rashidian||Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences; Department of Information, Evidence and Research, Eastern Mediterranean Region, World Health Organization|
|Özge Tuncalp||Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO Geneva|
|Megan Wainwright||Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa|
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support received from the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, the Human Reproduction Programme (HRP), and the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research.