Using the online GRADEpro to create 'Summary of findings’ tables and patient-friendly tools

Workshop category: 

  • Knowledge translation and communicating evidence
Date and Location


Wednesday 23 October 2019 - 16:00 to 17:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Santesso N1
1 Cochrane Canada, GRADEing Methods Group, McMaster University, Canada


Schunemann H1
1 Cochrane Canada, McMaster University, Canada
Target audience

Target audience: 

Authors of reviews/evidence syntheses, guideline developers, editors

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Background: 'Summary of findings' (SoF) tables are an important part of Cochrane Reviews and other reviews. Review authors may also want to create other tools to communicate the results of their reviews. GRADEpro is available online to create SoF tables and other products, and is linked to RevMan Web. It can use data and analyses in RevMan Web or pull in data from the RevMan (Review Manager) files. GRADEpro will guide you through creating tables and tools, and facilitate your assessment of the certainty of the evidence using GRADE. The results can be presented in SoF tables or in interactive tables and infographics for patients and clinicians.

Objectives: participants will learn to use the online GRADEpro software ( to prepare SoF tables for Cochrane Reviews and other patient-friendly tools.

Description: this is a guided hands-on workshop using GRADEpro to create SoF tables in systematic reviews and other user-friendly products, such as patient infographics. Participants will need to bring their own (charged) laptop (not a tablet) or share with another if they would like to practice on GRADEpro. Otherwise, participants can watch the demonstration.

We will guide participants in a hands-on and step-by-step workshop to use GRADEpro. Participants can use an example Cochrane Review, or choose their own review (provided that meta-analyses are already done). In addition to the presenter, other tutors will be available throughout the workshop to help and support participants, or provide more advanced information.