MetaInsight: The Complex Review Support Unit (CRSU) network meta-analysis (NMA) web-based app

This is the second webinar in our NMA Learning Live Webinar series, and is hosted by the NIHR-funded Complex Review Support Unit team who have developed a free web—based tool that enables users to run NMAs ( The session will cover how it can help with review production, how it has been used so far, and some live demonstrations of how the app works. It will also discuss what the app cannot do and provide brief suggestions of what to do if someone’s analysis does go beyond the remit of the app.

This session is intended for people who are interested in undertaking a Cochrane Review with a network meta-analysis, or who are actively developing a protocol for a review that intends to conduct this analysis type. In addition to review author teams, CRG editors, methodologists and others involved in review production will be able to learn about the functionality of the app, when it should be used and what guidance is available on its use.

Presenter Bios

Alex Sutton has had a long-standing interest in methodology for evidence synthesis and has worked on developing methods for publication bias, diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis and network meta-analysis. He is currently particularly interested in methods for visual communication of information and its application to synthesis methods.

Yiqiao Xin holds a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (2010), a master degree in Health Technology Assessment and Management (2013) and a PhD in Health Economics (2018) from University of Glasgow. Her methodological interests include economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, decision analytic modelling, and measuring and valuing health, as well as app development for conducting evidence synthesis. Both Alex and Yiqiao are members of the NIHR Complex Review Support Unit ( that funded the development of the app.

Both Alex and Yiqiao are members of the NIHR Complex Review Support Unit ( that funded the development of the app.

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