|In February 2013, the GRADE Centre Freiburg has been established as a reference centre in the German speaking region to promote and support the work of the International GRADE Working Group.|
The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (short GRADE) Working Group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomings of present grading systems in health care. The working group has developed a common, sensible and transparent approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations. Many international organizations have provided input into the development of the approach and have started using it.
More Information on the International GRADE Working Group can be found here: http://www.gradeworkinggroup.org/