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Working Groups

In addition to providing access to a wealth of knowledge through its library, G-I-N has set up groups to carry out a variety of activities. There are a number of working groups focusing on specific topics and exchanging expertise in order to improve methodologies. Several of the groups have discussion boards, but members need to log in to take part in discussions.


Guideline adaptation is the systematic approach to the endorsement and/or modification of a guideline(s) produced in one cultural and organisational setting for application in a different context. Adaptation may be used as an alternative to de novo guideline development, e.g., for customising (an) existing guideline(s) to suit the local context.

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AID Knowledge

Good guidelines often need to draw upon a range of knowledge sources: RCTs may be unavailable or not even provide the most suitable knowledge. Although a range of useful tools has been developed for grading RCTs, methods for appraising and including knowledge from other sources are in earlier stages of development. Experiences with such methods are not always shared and by remaining local, learning opportunities among G-I-N members are missed. This G-I-N Working Group (WG) tries to contribute to bridging this gap in methods for Appraising and Including Different Knowledge. If you are compelled to contribute to this as well we’d say: welcome to AID Knowledge!

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Allied Health

The G-I-N Board of Trustees agreed to the development of such a community of interest following two successful workshops held at the G-I-N conference in Lisbon in 2009. Objectives of the community are to promote and stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration in clinical guidelines, and to further facilitate and increase interactions between medical and allied health professionals.

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GINAHTA's main objectives is to explore common methods and to facilitate collaboration and sharing of products between the HTA (represented by INAHTA) and guideline community (represented by G-I-N) .

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G-I-N Tech

The aim of G-I-N Tech is to aid G-I-N members in sharing evidence from the various electronic tools currently available, and also provide a forum for members to discuss the best way to use the various tools.

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The main objective of G-I-N PUBLIC is to support effective patient and public involvement in the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. G-I-N PUBLIC offers a forum for exchange between patient and public organisations, CPG developers, and researchers.

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Learn about the IWG’s goals, completed projects and ongoing plans.

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LMIC - Low and Middle Income Countries

Most of the focus within G-I-N centres on guideline development, implementation, and research in the developed world. While G-I-N supports and encourages engagement of both institutions and individuals from developing countries to benefit from the networking and sharing of knowledge, it was considered that a working group could provide opportunities for focused activities in the domain of clinical guidelines to improve health outcome across Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).

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The G-I-N Board of Trustees agreed to establish the Multimorbidity Working Group after considerable interest was shown in the topic at the G-I-N annual conference 2013, held in San Francisco. A list of useful resources on multimorbidity is now available on the website.

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The Overdiagnosis Working Group was establishd to help set an internationally acceptable set of rules and guidance on the requirements for modifying the definitions of diseases. The group works to provide guidance to guideline developers who are considering a change to the definition or thresholds for specific diseases, or developing new clinical categories.

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Performance Measures

"Linking best practices to performance measures".

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Updating Guidelines

The Updating Guidelines Working Group aims to provide a network, for those interested in updating CGs methodology (guideline users, developers, and other stakeholders), to exchange knowledge and experiences about methodological and operational issues. The group works to develop resources for the guideline community and coordinate efforts with the systematic reviews community to streamline processes.

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