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G-I-N's vision, mission, aims and member benefits.

G-I-N vision

Trustworthy and accessible guidance for better health.

G-I-N mission

To lead, strengthen and support collaboration and work within the guideline development, adaptation and implementation community.

Three principal aims:

  • Providing a network and partnerships for guideline organisations, implementers, researchers, students and other stakeholders
  • Assisting members in reducing duplication of effort and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of evidence-based guideline development, adaptation, dissemination and implementation
  • Promoting best practice through the development of opportunities for learning and building capacity, and the establishment of high quality standards of guideline development, adaptation, dissemination and implementation.

Members benefits:

  • Participation in G-I-N’s annual conferences at reduced rates
  • Involvement in the activities of the working groups and communities
  • Our International Guideline Library - regularly updated with the latest information of the G-I-N membership
  • Participation in workshops, courses and other opportunities
  • Multiple networking opportunities to allow mutual learning and improvements
  • Ability to use the G-I-N newsletter and website to highlight the work of your organisation and send out calls for collaboration

The Guidelines International Network is an international non-profit-distributing association of organisations and individuals involved in the development and use of clinical practice guidelines. It is a Scottish Company, limited by guarantee and established under Company Number SC243691 and is also a Scottish Charity, recognised under Scottish Charity Number SC034047. Governance arrangements are addressed in its Articles of Association.

G-I-N seeks to improve the quality of health care by promoting systematic development of clinical practice guidelines and their application into practice, through supporting international collaboration.

G-I-N has developed partnerships with the following groups/organisations: The AGREE Research Trust, The GRADE Working Group, The Cochrane Collaboration, The International Network of Agencies for Health Technologies Assessment, The World Medical Association and Covidence.  In June 2014, a collaborative agreement was signed between Dynamed and G-I-N.

The network's affairs are directed and managed by a Board of Trustees, elected by G-I-N's members and representing experts from all parts of the world.

For more detailed information on the network's background and activities we encourage you to:

Applications for individual or organisational membership are very welcome


G-I-N Secretary

More information about Scottish charities can be accessed via the website of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Page last updated: Dec 13, 2019
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