ESHRE has established some procedures to develop guidelines. This procedure is described in the "Manual for guideline development" below.
You will also find below more information about the application process, should you wish to apply for developing guidelines.
You may also want to participate in a group developing guidelines. More information are also available on this page.
Here you find the final version of the Manual for ESHRE guideline development. This manual has been developed by the Special Interest Group Safety and Quality in ART and has been approved by the Executive Committee. This manual describes the procedure that has to be followed for all new or revised ESHRE guidelines. Please use the application form (first page) if you want to suggest a new title or if you want to revise an existing guideline.
More information can be provided by Dr Nathalie Vermeulen or Dr Williane Nelen. Manual for ESHRE Guideline Development (updated version 2012)
Manual for ESHRE Guideline Development (version 2009)
Application for Guideline Development
New proposals for topics for ESHRE clinical guidelines can be send throughout the year to the ESHRE research specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org) using the application form.
Proposals will be presented at one of the following ESHRE Executive Committee meetings. The ESHRE Executive Committee will decide on which guidelines will be produced by ESHRE. Their decision will be based on burden of disease, the existence of variation in practice, and the potential to improve outcome, as mentioned in the application form and the guideline manual.
The applicant will be informed on the decision of the executive committee. Applications are preferentially made by a SIG coordinator, or in collaboration with a SIG coordinator. ESHRE members wanting to apply for guideline development should contact the responsible Special Interest Group, before completing the application form.
At the moment all guideline development groups are complete and we are not looking for new members. However, we aim to start new projects in the near future. In case a new GDG group is composed, the profiles we are looking for will be posted in this section of the website. So please check our website regularly.
Alternatively, you can sent your name, nationality, gender, name of your institution, details on your profession (gynecologists, psychologist, embryologist, specialization,..) and interest to email@example.com. You will be contacted as soon as a GDG group is composed in which your profile fits. We take gender and geography in consideration, additional to medical expertise, so your profile may not be selected based on either of these criteria.
Please read the manual for ESHRE guideline development first! The development of a guideline takes 18-24 months and the GDG members are asked to invest time in taking part in meetings and trainings, writing key questions, appraising scientific papers, writing summaries and recommendations,…
If you are an interested patient or patient organization, please also contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how patients can get involved in guideline development. We are always interested in getting in contact with you!