Societies or groups who wish to obtain CGS endorsement should forward their request to the CGS (firstname.lastname@example.org). The criteria for CGS to consider endorsement are as follows:
- Topic of the product to be endorsed should have the following characteristics:
- Is of interest to the broad CGS membership and CGS anticipates broad support from members
- Aligns with the Mission of the CGS
- Is applicable at a national level
- Recommendations made should be made by a nationally recognized medical or allied health society/group with expertise in the topic. The society/group should be independent of commercial interests. The process/funding of developing the material/evidence-based recommendations should be transparent and developed free from potential conflict of interest and they have provided the CGS with a Conflict of Interest form.
- Recommendations for clinical practice guidelines should be evidence based and includes a recent literature search strategy, a synthesis and summary of recommendations.
- Product is available in English and will be readily accessible and free of charge
- In general the product should be in a relatively final version and not yet published. Consideration may be given to products that have recently been published if the above criteria are fulfilled.
Requests for endorsement that are approved by the executive and aligned with a CGS Special Interest Group (SIG) accept a timeline of up to sixteen (16) weeks to review the request.
DISCLAIMER: As endorsement requests are reviewed by volunteers, the CGS Executive may decline an endorsement request due to a lack of time, resources or internal expertise.