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  1. Identifying publication bias in meta-analyses of continuous outcomes

    9 July 2020
    Egger’s test is commonly used to assess potential publication bias in a meta-analysis via funnel plot asymmetry (Egger’s test is a linear regression of the intervention effect estimates on their standard errors weighted by their inverse variance). The per ...
  2. Cochrane’s new Conflict of Interest policy- How do I deal with “non-financial” interests?

    14 July 2020
    A current debate in health research is whether the focus on financial conflicts of interest overlooks “non-financial” interests that could put scientific judgment at equal or greater risk of bias. Many evidence synthesis and guideline development organisa ...
  3. Network meta-analysis on disconnected evidence networks: What can be done?

    27 August 2020
    In the absence of head-to-head randomised controlled trials (RCTs), network meta-analysis (NMA) can compare treatment effects across a network of connected RCTs. However, RCT evidence for interventions of interest can be disconnected or provide only highl ...
  4. Rapid Reviews- Dr Andrea Tricco (webinar)

    23 July 2020
    The learning objectives of this webinar on rapid reviews, organised by Cochrane Ireland, include:- To define rapid reviews To differentiate between rapid review and systematic reviews To identify “how to” conduct rapid reviews To establish how to tailor r ...
  5. The TRANSFER Approach for assessing the transferability of systematic review findings

    5 August 2020
    In this webinar we will introduce the TRANSFER Approach for assessing the transferability of systematic review findings. The TRANSFER Approach is a novel approach for supporting collaboration between review authors and stakeholders from the beginning of t ...
  6. Public Engagement and Involvement in Health Research: How well are we doing? Views from the global north vs the global south

    15 July 2020
    Public engagement and involvement in health research is now a global phenomenon. It can help improve the quality and relevance of research and is increasingly required by research funders from across the world. But how well do we really 'do' pub ...