How to apply the GRADE-CERQual approach

PLEASE NOTE: Who should use the GRADE-CERQual approach?

CERQual is an interpretive approach which requires of the reviewers similar skills to conducting primary qualitative research. For this reason, those applying CERQual should have a background in primary qualitative research and ideally some experience with qualitative evidence syntheses.


To help users apply the CERQual approach we are developing a number of templates and guidance documents. If you would like to apply CERQual please contact us so that we can discuss making these draft resources available to you. At this stage we would like to keep track of who is using CERQual and how it is being used. To have access to these resources contact us

Please contact us for further guidance on how the approach might be used in this context.