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.

Presenting network meta-analysis results in Summary of Findings Tables [February 2020]
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. 
[recording & accompanying materials available soon]

“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 *NMA webinar series* [January 2020]
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 *NMA webinar series* [December 2019]
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 *NMA webinar series* [November 2019]
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 [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 [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.