INGUIDE is a comprehensive, evidence-based, and up-to-date training program for guideline recommendation and development. It is the product of a partnership between GIN and world-renowned experts in guideline research, development, and implementation at McMaster University’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact.

The program (International Guideline Credentialing & Certification Program) launched in September last year and is a professional certification program in guideline development and its mission is to improve the quality of practice guidelines globally, as well as reduce the amount of time and resources required to produce guidelines.

The INGUIDE training:

  • Encompasses the entire guideline development process, including planning, implementation, evaluation and updating.
  • Is based on comprehensive, evidence-based methodological research.
  • Examines the guideline development processes of international agencies, professional societies, and expert experiences.
  • Offers online and – once safe again – in-person training formats which can be adapted to suit the needs of unique health conditions, populations, or professional backgrounds.
  • Targets the required knowledge, skills and responsibilities of guideline panel members, methodologists, and chairs, as well as guideline development instructors.

The program is broken down into various levels. Level 1 is ideal for anyone who is looking to be a guideline group member and will provide training based on selected domains of the GIN-McMaster Checklist. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2, which will provide delegates with in-depth training based on the complete GIN-McMaster Checklist, with the aim of becoming a guideline development methodologist. The adaptation to a fully online course for level 2 is currently being finalised and will launch very soon , allowing enough time to complete the pre-requisite level 1 course. You can sign up to receive program announcements here

Further information on the course descriptions and structure is available on the website: . Please note that GIN members qualify for discount on this program.

Register here: Level 2: Guideline Methodologist Course (