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Project on a Framework for Rating Evidence in Public Health (PRECEPT)

Project coordinator: Dr. Thomas Harder

Background

The Project on a Framework for Rating Evidence in Public Health (PRECEPT) has been established to develop a methodology for evaluating and grading evidence in the field of infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control to be applied in the European region. The project – under the lead of the Robert Koch Institute – is carried out by a multidisciplinary team involving experts with well-documented experience in the fields of infectious disease epidemiology and prevention, evidence-based public health, systematic reviews and meta-analyses as well as development of evidence appraisal and grading systems. Members of the project team are engaged in a variety of international institutions, organizations, and working groups in the Public Health area, thereby providing profound expert knowledge in the field of EBPH methodology, methods development, and application of evidence appraisal instruments.

The first project phase (PRECEPT I) spanned from August 2012 to July 2014. The second project phase (PRECEPT II) started in November 2014 and is planned to be continued until 2016.

PRECEPT is funded by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Date: 19.01.2015