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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 organizational setting for application in a different context. Adaptation may be used as an alternative to de novo guideline development, e.g., for customizing (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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Emergency Care

In 2007 Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), in partnership with the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia established an online community to support collaboration across the field of international emergency care to improve the application of clinical guidelines.

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Evidence Tables

The aim of the Evidence Tables Working Group (ETWG) is to define a minimum data set that should be included in all evidence tables. This could allow the creation of a database of evaluated studies with data presented in a consistent format that G-I-N members could use in their guideline development process to populate their evidence tables using the data directly as presented or slightly modified according to their specific needs.

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The main objective of the 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 project and ongoing plans, and how you can join.

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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. Everyone interested in multimorbidity is welcome to the WG meeting in Melbourne on Friday August 22nd at 1:00 – 2:00 pm. The location will be confirmed at the venue and in the programme.

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Performance Measures

"Linking best practices to performance measures".

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