JBI Adelaide GRADE Centre

The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) reflects ‘best practice’ in terms of clinical guideline development and has been endorsed by organisations across the globe.

The JBI Adelaide GRADE Centre was established in partnership with the GRADE Working Group, an international alliance of clinicians and researchers who have developed a leading approach to rating research quality and guideline development. The Centre’s mission is to train, promote, disseminate and implement GRADE approaches within and across the systematic review and guideline development community within Australia and New Zealand and across the global Joanna Briggs Collaboration.

As the first GRADE Centre in Australia and New Zealand, the Centre is a central hub of GRADE related research, scientific development and teaching in the region. The JBI Adelaide GRADE Centre offers training in GRADE methods, and consultancy services for guideline and systematic review support and development.

 JBI Adelaide Grade Centre Website

Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF)

The Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is one of 16 fields within the Cochrane Collaboration, managed exclusively by JBI. Mission of the CNCF is to improve health outcomes by providing an easily accessible evidence base for nurses and related healthcare professionals who are involved in delivering, leading or researching nursing care.

The CNCF produces ‘Cochrane Corner’ columns (summaries of recent nursing-care-relevant Cochrane Reviews) that are regularly published in the CNCF's numerous international collaborating nursing-care-related journals. These summaries allow evidence to reach a wider group of nurses and related healthcare agencies globally, enabling busy healthcare professionals direct access to highly relevant outcomes that are easy to interpret and implement into their daily practice.

The columns are developed by nursing professionals with nursing and frontline care in mind, with direct reference to the reviews’ implication and relevance for nursing practice.

Assoc. Prof. Craig Lockwood is the Field Director and Alex Mignone is the Field Coordinator.

 Cochrane Nursing Care Field Website


JBI and Covidence have a global partnership that teams JBI’s education and research network with Covidence’s next-generation systematic review platform. The partnership recognises that people and technology need to go hand-in-hand in order to achieve JBI and Covidence’s shared mission of providing the best available evidence to inform decision making.

Through this partnership Covidence has become JBI’s recommended production platform for screening in systematic reviews and together with JBI SUMARI, ensures a productive and efficient systematic review development pathway for JBI reviewers.

As a non-profit technology service for the systematic review community, Covidence is helping systematic reviewers around the world get their reviews done faster and with less effort. Covidence is the foundation for a new approach to systematic review, enabling more efficient evidence synthesis and accelerating the impact of evidence on decision making for health and wellbeing.


Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)

G-I-N is a global network founded in 2002. It has grown to comprise 94 organisations and 77 individual members representing 46 countries from all continents. The network supports evidence-based health care and improved health outcomes by reducing inappropriate variation throughout the world. Its mission is to lead, strengthen and support collaboration and work within the guideline development, adaptation and implementation community.


Campbell Collaboration

JBI has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Campbell Collaboration to develop a close working partnership aimed at improving the knowledge base for making decisions in social and health policy globally.

Based in Oslo, Norway, the Campbell Collaboration is an international network that reports on the impact of social and economic interventions and social trends, in areas such as crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare. Its rigorous, high-quality evidence can be used by policy makers, practitioners, and members of the broader community.