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A handful of memories from Cape Town - 21 September 2017

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Zbys and Eric have just came back from Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town. These were very intensive days, full of inspiring meetings, interesting speeches and instructive workshops.


Could be anything more satisfying for Evidence Prime than popularity of our core software? GRADEpro is the leader of interactive tools used by Grade Working Group according to Zachary Munn’s speech ”User preferences regarding online tools for systematic review and guideline production: results from a G-I-N Tech Survey”. Yes, we are really proud!

Livia Puljak from #CochraneCroatia used our new GRADEpro module for discordant reviews.

GRADE workshops were also led with a little help from GRADEpro tools and Zbys himself.



This year the global situation seemed to call for a global approach and we decided to act during the Global Evidence Summit. We stand for research methods, evidence, and we want to make an impact. To us, the GRADE approach symbolises rational thinking, scientific inquiry, and embracing of unavoidable uncertainty. This is why “Make the planet GRADE again” idea appeared and Homo Sapiens Manifesto was proclaimed (

The results of the action exceeded our expectations. Yes, we see the need of spreading GRADE idea and idea of common sense in the world, but so often, and we are sure you feel sometimes the same – we feel being alone with our beliefs and convictions. In Cape Town we felt a part of the big solidarity group, wanting the better World, thinking logically, open for discussion, ready to explain. More than 1500 views of #HomoSapiensManifesto on, over 1000 twitter entries (@grade_planet), over 150 signatures under the manifesto – this is the result of our happening and your commitment.


Finally we would like to thank all the people who have supported #GRADEplanet. The warm feedback we experienced is the major evidence for the need of clarity, logic and education in medical science. Thank you so much for your support. See you soon!

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Make the planet GRADE again! - 13 September 2017

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We invite you to take a look at “Make the planet GRADE again” action ( #gradeplanet @grade_planet). Recent global political situation (as racist attacs), as well as the changing position of science that faces quasi-scientific theories (e.g. antivaccine campaigns), prompts us to sign under the manifesto that points the reset of common sense in public space. We are a part of the world, for which education and respect for the environment and the other man is a basic value. Integral element of this concern is the effort to improve medical care in the world. Although obvious for many, barriers to achieve health and well-being often arise from ignorance. But we have also become accustomed to health care guidelines based on verified available studies. In the context of current scientific consciousness the standard is GRADE and it is irresponsible although possible that some would take a step back to the pre-GRADE era. The GRADE Working Group’s brainstorms, the Cochrane Collaboration efforts, and activity of several centers around the world that develop software for making guidelines and systematic reviews prove that there is still room for action throughout our community to strengthen GRADE consciousness and disseminate GRADE tools.

We feel ourselves very much the part of GRADE planet. Join us at and Global Evidence Summit 2017