These videos, originally part of the Cochrane Learning Live webinar series, are aimed at researchers who want to learn about how prospective meta-analysis (PMA) can help their research. The session was for anyone interested in or conducting systematic reviews, or those who are planning future primary research and would like to explore collaborative opportunities. The session covered:-
- An introduction to the concept of PMA
- Is PMA the right methodology for your research?
- A step-by-step guide on how to conduct a PMA
- Illustrative examples of PMA
- Other 'Next Generation' systematic review approaches
The webinar was delivered in September 2021 and below you will find the videos from the webinar, together with accompanying slides to download [PDF].
Part 1: Limitations of retrospective systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Part 2: Prospective meta-analysis (PMA)
Part 3: Questions and answers
Dr Anna Lene Seidler is a Co-convenor and Kylie Hunter an Associate Convenor of the Cochrane Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group. They have expertise in collaborative methodologies to improve evidence synthesis, and lead a number of large collaborations incorporating these methodologies, such as the iCOMP Collaboration (assessing cord management strategies for preterm birth) and the TOPCHILD Collaboration (assessing early interventions for the prevention of obesity in children).