This webinar is organized by the Cochrane Statistical Methods Group, with support from Cochrane's Membership, Learning and Support Services. Dr Sarah Nevitt from University of Liverpool, UK, will give an introduction to individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis. She will explain the differences between IPD meta-analysis and aggregate data meta-analysis and when IPD meta-analysis is the best approach to use. She will provide examples of IPD meta-analysis and discuss practical aspects of retrieval of IPD from different sources such as pharmaceutical sponsored trials, publicly funded trials etc. Finally, she will address the question of what to do when not all IPD is available for analysis.
Dr Sarah Nevitt has a background of Mathematics and Statistics; with a BSc from the University of Liverpool in Mathematical Sciences with a European Language, an MSc in Medical Statistics from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Liverpool. Her doctoral thesis examines the impact of data sharing and data transparency on the conduct of individual participant data syntheses. Within her role at the Department of Biostatistics, she supports Cochrane authors on as the Statistical Editor of the Cochrane Epilepsy Group and she has authored eight IPD reviews in Epilepsy. She also has experience of Health Technology Assessment, Single Technology Appraisals, analysis of clinical trials and statistical consultancy.
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