Methods Support Unit web clinics

Welcome to this series of Cochrane Learning Live webinars, all dedicated to methods support. Each month, Cochrane review authors and editorial staff are invited to join a 60 minute web clinic hosted by Cochrane's Methods Support Unit to discuss methodological questions during the production of Cochrane Protocols and Reviews.

We are pleased to be joined throughout the series by experts in this field, and you can find out more about each session and access the webinar recordings below. All sessions are freely open to everyone. 

If you have a question or issue that you would like to get addressed on a Methods Support Unit web clinic, please submit it in advance via this form.


Upcoming sessions

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 09:00 UTC
Risk of Bias 2: Good practice and common errors
Rachel Richardson, Methods Support Unit Manager, Cochrane
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Thursday, 9 March 2023, 10:00 UTC  
How can the framework for prospective, adaptive meta-analysis (FAME) be used to improve the quality of Cochrane reviews?
Professor Jayne Tierney & Sarah Burdett, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, UCL, London, UK.
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Watch the recordings of previous sessions
 

How to approach writing a Background section [January 2023]
Toby Lasserson, Deputy Editor in Chief, Cochrane 
[click here for recording]
 
Assessing imprecision and inconsistency in GRADE [December 2022]
Leslie Choi, Evidence Synthesis Development Editor, Cochrane
[click here for recording]

Development of materials to facilitate implementation of methods for presentation and statistical synthesis when data are not amenable to meta-analysis [November 2022]
Joanne McKenzie, Simon Turner & Sue Brennan, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia
[click here for recording]

Interpretation of subgroup analyses [October 2022]
Marty Chaplin, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
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What makes a good Discussion section? [September 2022]
Nuala Livingstone, Cochrane Evidence Production and Methods Directorate
[click here for recording]

Writing up reviews with network meta analysis [July 2022]
Kerry Dwan, Methods Support Unit
[click here for recording]

Preferred and acceptable risk of bias tools for non-randomised studies of interventions [June 2022]
Michele Hilton Boon, Glasgow Caledonian University
[click here for recording]

Writing up Risk of Bias 2 [May 2022]
Kerry Dwan & Rachel Richardson, Cochrane's Central Executive Team
[click here for recording]

A checklist and guide for defining the questions to be addressed in the synthesis of public health intervention reviews [April 2022]
Miranda Cumpston, Joanne McKenzie & Sue Brennan, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia
[click here for recording]

Summary of findings table common errors [March 2022]
Rachel Richardson, Associate Editor, Cochrane Evidence Production & Methods
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Developing your implications for research section [February 2022]
Toby Lasserson, Deputy Editor in Chief in Cochrane
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Recordings of other Methods Support Unit web clinics from 2022 are available here and materials from earlier web clinics are available here