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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. 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 ...
  4. 5th European Summer School – Evidence-based Public Health: Munich, Germany

    Short courses
    20 July 2020 to 24 July 2020
    The Pettenkofer School of Public Health are pleased to announce that the 5th European Summer School in Evidence-Based Public Health will take place in Munich, Germany from 20th to 24th July 2020.  The Summer School is ideal for: Researchers planning to un ...
  5. RoB 2 Domain 2: Bias due to deviations from the intended interventions

    21 July 2020
    This is the third webinar in our RoB 2 Learning Live series, and will explain how to use the second domain of the RoB 2: bias due to deviations from the intended interventions. We will explain the difference between the effect of assignment to the interve ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. RoB 2 Domain 3: Bias due to missing outcome data

    4 August 2020
    This is the fourth webinar in our RoB 2 Learning Live series, and will explain how to use the third domain of the RoB 2: bias due to missing outcome data. We will explain when bias arises and introduce the signalling questions for the domain. We will cove ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of prognosis studies: Utrecht, The Netherlands

    7 September 2020 to 9 September 2020
    This three-day workshop, organised by Cochrane Netherlands, is targeted at people who wish to learn how to summarise evidence of prognosis studies. In this workshop, there will be a discussion and practice on how to define your prognosis review question, ...