GRADEpro software was developed as part of a larger initiative lead by the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group. The GRADE Working Group began as an informal collaboration in 2000. Its aim is to develop a common, transparent and sensible approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations for guideline development. This approach is used by organisations around the world. GRADEpro was developed to facilitate the process of presenting and grading evidence transparently.
It has now been adopted for use by Cochrane review authors to create Summary of Findings Tables.
The development of the GRADEprofiler (GRADEpro) was supported by the European Commission Marie Curie Reintegration grant EU IGR42192 to Holger Schünemann and the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services.
GRADEpro is generally free for use for single users and non-profit organizations. Other users should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Users must accept the License agreement when installing GRADEpro before use.
GRADEpro. [Computer program]. Version 3.2 for Windows. Jan Brozek, Andrew Oxman, Holger Schünemann, 2008.