Core methods

Core methods
Core methods

Here you can find the links to Cochrane Learning Live webinar recordings and accompanying materials covering core methods in systematic reviews of interventions.

Introducing RoB 2 [May 2020] *RoB 2 webinar series*
Tess Moore, Systematic Review Methodological Editor, Methods Support Unit. 
Julian Higgins, Professor of Evidence Synthesis, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol. 
Jonathan Sterne, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol. 
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]

How to disseminate reviews with network meta-analysis (NMA) [May 2020] *NMA webinar series*
Andrea Cipriani, Professor of Psychiatry and NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Gill Norman, research fellow, University of Manchester. Editor, author and methodologist, Cochrane Wounds. 
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]

Identifying Effective Components of Complex Interventions: Component Network Meta-Analysis [April 2020] *NMA webinar series*
Nicky J. Welton, Professor in Statistical and Health Economic Modelling (University of Bristol). Director, NICE Guidelines Technical Support Unit. 
Dr. Deborah M. Caldwell, Senior Lecturer in Public Health (University of Bristol). Co-convenor, Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group & Deputy Director, NICE Guidelines Technical Support Unit.
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]

Editorial considerations in reviews with network meta-analysis [March 2020] *NMA webinar series*
Kerry Dwan, methods support unit lead and statistical editor, Cochrane Editorial and Methods Department.
Liz Bickerdike, Associate Editor, Acute & Emergency Care Network and the Abdomen & Endocrine Network.
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]

GRADE approach to rate the certainty of evidence from Network Meta-Analysis and Summary of Findings Tables [February 2020] *NMA webinar series*
Holger Schünemann, professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact and Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Dr. Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, & Impact, McMaster University. 
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]

“Narrative synthesis” of quantitative effect data in Cochrane reviews: current issues and ways forward [February 2020]
Dr Hilary Thomson, co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Public Health, Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow. 
Mhairi Campbell, Systematic Reviewer, University of Glasgow. 
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]

CINeMA – Confidence in network meta-analysis [January 2020] *NMA webinar series*
Georgia Salanti, associate professor in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Bern.
Theodore Papakonstantinou, postdoctoral researcher, University of Bern.
Adriani Nikolakopoulou, postdoctoral researcher, University of Bern.
Virginia Chiocchia, PhD student in Biostatistics, University of Bern.
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]

MetaInsight: The Complex Review Support Unit (CRSU) network meta-analysis (NMA) web-based app [December 2019] *NMA webinar series*
Alex Sutton & Yiqiao Xin, members of the NIHR Complex Review Support Unit
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Question formulation and protocol development for systematic reviews with network meta-analysis [November 2019] *NMA webinar series*
Anna Chaimani, co-convenor, Cochrane Statistical Methods Group & Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group.
Dr. Tianjing Li, Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado, Denver, USA. 
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Meta-analysis of joint longitudinal and time-to-event data *Statistical Methods Group webinar* [October 2019]
Maria Sudell, MRC Skills Development Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, University of Liverpool
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Introduction to the new Cochrane Equity Content Strategy [February 2019]
Jennifer Petkovic, co-ordinator of the Campbell & Cochrane Equity Methods Group
Vivian Welch, co-convenor of the Campbell & Cochrane Equity Methods Group and Editor in Chief of the Campbell Collaboration
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Introduction to new Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Version 6) [January 2019]
Julian Higgins, Professor of Evidence Synthesis at the University of Bristol, UK 
James Thomas, Professor of Social Research & Policy at the EPPI-Centre, UCL in London
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Meta-analysis of time-to-event data *Statistical Methods Group webinar* [July 2018]
Catrin Tudur Smith, Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Liverpool, UK; Co-convenor of Cochrane Statistical Methods Group
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

'Summary of findings' tables in network meta-analysis (NMA) [February 2018]
Juan José Yepes-Nuñez and Holger J Schünemann, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Canada
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Common errors in meta-analysis – lessons from the Cochrane review screening programme *Statistical Methods Group webinar* [November 2017]
Dr Kerry Dwan, Statistical Editor, Cochrane Editorial Unit
 
RoB 2.0: A revised tool to assess risk of bias in randomized trials [December 2016]
Matthew Page, University of Bristol
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]
 
Common errors and best practice when writing a review protocol [June 2016]
Nuala Livingstone, Editor at Cochrane Editorial Unit
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

If you are interested in this topic, there are more online learning resources in our Cochrane methodology collection.