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Guidelines International Network

The Guidelines International Network is an international not-for-profit association of organisations and individuals involved in clinical practice guidelines.

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Founded in November 2002, G-I-N has a membership of 70 national guideline organisation (December 2006) representing 34 countries from North and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania - plus WHO.

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's Guideline Library contains regularly-updated information about guidelines of the G-I-N membership. In September 2006 more than 3,650 documents are available.


G-I-N's goals are

  • To facilitate information sharing, education and knowledge transfer, and collaborative working between guideline programmes to promote best practice and avoid duplication of effort.
  • To improve and harmonise methodologies for systematic guideline development in existing and new guideline programmes.
  • To improve methodologies for dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines and evaluation of their effects.
  • To identify priorities for and support research relating to guideline development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation; and to facilitate the application of research findings into practice.


  • G. Ollenschlaeger, C. Marshall, S. Qureshi et al: Improving the quality of health care: using international collaboration to inform guideline programmes by founding the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N).Qual Saf Health Care 2004;13:455-460

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