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Proof of concept: all-virtual guideline development workshops using GRADE during the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • Contributors PD developed the study idea and drafted the first manuscript draft. MRS provided substantial revisions and contributed the table and figure. MHM, YF-Y, RAM and RLM all provided considerable input and recommended important revisions.

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  • Competing interests All authors are members of the U.S. GRADE Network and the Evidence Foundation. They declare no relevant conflicts of interest. MRS is a fellow of the Evidence Foundation and receives direct financial support.

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