Cochrane Learning Live

Cochrane Learning Live is a series of monthly webinars aimed at anyone interested in learning skills or gaining knowledge and experience relating to Cochrane activities.  The series is managed by Cochrane’s Learning and Support Department.

The webinars are open to anyone wanting to learn in the Cochrane environment, be they complete beginners or seasoned experts. 

Below, you will find the exciting programme of speakers planned over the coming months presenting on a range of topics that will appeal to a wide audience.  

You will also find links to recordings and accompanying materials for all of the previous webinars from the programme.

Finally, there is some further information for anyone interested in presenting a webinar in the future.


Upcoming Programme

 


Previous webinars

Should you miss a webinar, we make edited versions available to view online shortly after each event, together with slide packs, key learning points and the opportunity to continue discussions through Twitter.

RoB 2: Editorial considerations *RoB 2 webinar series* [January 2021]
Kerry Dwan, Methods Support Unit Lead & Statistical Editor, Cochrane Editorial & Methods Department.
Rebecka Hall, Product Owner of RevMan.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

RoB 2 Bias in other types of studies: cluster-randomised and cross-over *RoB 2 webinar series* [December 2020]
Tianjing Li, Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado, Denver. 
Sandra Eldridge, Professor of Biostatistics & Director, UKCRC Registered Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit, Queen Mary University of London.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Reaching an overall RoB judgement and incorporating RoB assessment into analysis and interpretation *RoB 2 webinar series* [November 2020]
Jelena Savović, Senior Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol.
Alexandra McAleenan, Senior Research Associate, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol. 
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

RoB 2 Domain 5: Bias in selection of the reported result *RoB 2 webinar series* [October 2020]
Matt Page, Research Fellow, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University
Isabelle Boutron, Professor of epidemiology, Université de Paris.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

 

Reporting guidelines for synthesis without meta-analysis [September 2020]
Dr Hilary Thomson, co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Public Health, Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow.
Mhairi Campbell, Systematic Reviewer, University of Glasgow.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

RoB 2 Domain 4: Bias in measurement of the outcome *RoB 2 webinar series* [September 2020]
Asbjørn Hrobjartsson, Professor of evidence based medicine & clinical research methodology, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark.
Isabelle Boutron, Professor of epidemiology, Université de Paris.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

RoB 2 Domain 3: Bias due to missing outcome data *RoB 2 webinar series* [August 2020]
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. 
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

The TRANSFER Approach for assessing the transferability of systematic review findings [August 2020]
Heather Munthe-Kaas, researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Co-convenor of GRADE-CERQual, Cochrane review author
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

How to organise live online learning: a guide to running webinars and virtual workshops [July 2020]
Chris Watts, Learning Manager, People Services, Cochrane Central Executive Team
Dario Sambunjak, Learning Content Officer, People Services, Cochrane Central Executive Team
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Identifying publication bias in meta-analyses of continuous outcomes [July 2020]
Suzanne Freeman, NIHR Research Fellow & member, NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit
Alex Sutton, Professor of Medical Statistics, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Cochrane’s new Conflict of Interest policy - How do I deal with “non-financial” interests? [July 2020]
Dr. Quinn Grundy, Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Public Engagement and Involvement in Health Research: How well are we doing? Views from the global north vs the global south *International PPI Network webinar series* [July 2020]
Dr Gary Hickey, Senior Public Involvement Manager, Wessex Institute.
Kati Turner, Survivor researcher, Population Health Research Institute, St George’s University of London. 
Dr Anastasia Koch, Co-founder of Eh!woza
Nabeel Petersen, Co-founder of the South African-based NPO the Pivot Collective
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

RoB 2 Domain 2: Bias due to deviations from the intended interventions *RoB 2 webinar series* [July 2020]
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. 
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Cochrane’s new Conflict of Interest policy - How do I deal with “non-financial” interests? [July 2020]
Dr. Quinn Grundy, Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Identifying publication bias in meta-analyses of continuous outcomes  [July 2020]
Suzanne Freeman, NIHR Research Fellow & member, NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit
Alex Sutton, Professor of Medical Statistics, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

How to organise live online learning: a guide to running webinars and virtual workshops [July 2020]
Chris Watts, Learning Manager, People Services, Cochrane Central Executive Team
Dario Sambunjak, Learning Content Officer, People Services, Cochrane Central Exeutive Team
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]

Editorial considerations in reviews with network meta-analysis *NMA webinar series*[March 2020]
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.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Reporting guidelines for synthesis without meta-analysis [March 2020]
Dr Hilary Thomson, co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Public Health, Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow. 
Mhairi Campbell, Systematic Reviewer, University of Glasgow. 
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Presenting network meta-analysis results in Summary of Findings Tables *NMA webinar series* [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. 
[**video and accompanying materials to follow 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. 
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

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.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Stakeholder Involvement in Evidence Synthesis [November 2019]
Dr Neal R Haddaway, Senior Research Fellow
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]
   
Co-production in Action [November 2019]
Dr Gary Hickey, Senior Public Involvement Manager at INVOLVE, who leads on co-production.
Nathaniel Mills, Paediatric Programme Manager, NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative
Gemma Wheeler, Design Researcher, Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
[click here for recording & accompanying materials]
  
Core principles for dissemination: Introducing Cochrane’s new Dissemination Checklist [October 2019]
Claire Glenton, Director, Cochrane Norway
Sarah Rosenbaum, Researcher, Cochrane Norway
Stephanie Lagosky, Cochrane KT Project Officer
     
Priority Setting in Action: experiences from two Cochrane Review Groups [October 2019]
Taylor King and Pua Motu’apuaka, Assistant and Managing Editor for the Cochrane Fertility Regulation group 
Ruaraidh Hill, Lecturer in evidence synthesis with the Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group, University of Liverpool
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
   
Question formulation and protocol development for systematic reviews with network meta-analysis [November 2019]
Anna Chaimani, Senior Research Fellow, Research Centre of Epidemiology and Statistics, Paris Descartes University
Dr. Tianjing Li, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Denver, USA
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
  
RevMan Web: a practical guide for editorial teams [November 2019]
Members of the Community Support and ME Support teams
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Motivating, Managing and Training Volunteers: Case Studies from Cochrane's Translation Teams [August 2019]
Juliane Ried, Cochrane's Translations Co-ordinator
Dr Patrick Cadwell, Assistant Professor of Translation Studies, Dublin City University
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
  
 
Patient and public involvement in research: What, why and how? [August 2019]
Dr Gary Hickey,Senior Public Involvement Manager at INVOLVE
Kati Turner, Researcher at the Population Health Research Institute at St George’s, University of London 
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
 

Cochrane and Wikipedia: Improve online health-related information accessed by billions of people each year. How, When, and Why [July 2019]
Jennifer Dawson, Cochrane's Wikipedia Consultant
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

 
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
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
   
Improving GRADE ‘Summary of findings’ tables for Cochrane Reviews: Detailed guidance for the calculation of absolute effect from time-to-event data [December 2018]
Dr Nicole Skoetz, Senior Editor Cochrane Cancer
Dr Elvira van Dalen, Epidemiologist at the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology
Marius Goldkuhle, Research Associate at Cochrane Haematological Malignancies Group
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
   
TaskExchange: a new hub for Cochrane Consumers [December 2018]
Dr Emily Steele, TaskExchange Community Engagement & Partnerships Manager
Richard Morley, Cochrane's Consumer Engagement Officer.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
   
An introduction to individual patient data meta-analysis [November 2018]
Dr Sarah Nevitt, Statistical Editor of the Cochrane Epilepsy Group.
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
   
Introducing systematic reviews of prognosis studies to Cochrane: what and how? [September 2018]
Carl Moons, clinical epidemiologist and co-convenor of the Prognosis Methods Group.
Lotty Hooft, co-director of Cochrane Netherlands and member of the Prognosis Methods Group. 
Anneke Damen, coordinator of the Prognosis Methods Group
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
     
Undertaking a qualitative evidence synthesis to support decision-making in a Cochrane context​ *GESI webinar* [June 2018]
Professor Jane Noyes, Lead Convenor, Cochrane Qualitative and Implementation Methods Group
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
      
Challenges in conducting systematic reviews in developing countries *GESI webinar* [May 2018]
Damian Francis, Assistant Lecturer in Nutrition and Epidemiology in the Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; Co-director of Cochrane Caribbean
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
    
Making sense in systematic reviews of complex interventions *GESI webinar* [February 2018]
Dr Jeremy Grimshaw, Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Professor, Department of Medicine University of Ottawa, Board Chair Campbell Collaboration, Cochrane editor and author.
Kristin Danko, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, Canada
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
  
'Summary of findings' tables in network meta-analysis (NMA) [February 2018]
Juan José Yepes-Nuñez. MD, MSc, PhD candidate, Holger J Schünemann, MD, PhD, MSc, FRCP(C)
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
 
Introduction to health equity *GESI webinar*​ [February 2018] 
Dr Peter Tugwell, Director, Centre for Global Health & Co-Convenor, Cochrane Methods Equity 
Jennifer Petkovic, Coordinator, Cochrane Methods Equity
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
 
Editorial policy update: rejecting Cochrane Reviews and the appeals process
Bryony Urquhart, Cochrane Editorial Unit
Anupa Shah, Cochrane Eyes and Vision
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
 
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
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
 
Involving People: new learning resource for systematic review authors [November 2017]
Richard Morley, Cochrane Consumer Co-ordinator, Dr Pauline Campbell, ACTIVE project 
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
 
Rapid Reviews to Strengthen Health Policy and Systems​ *GESI webinar*​ [October 2017]
Dr Etienne V. Langlois, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Andrea C. Tricco (PhD, MSc), Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Prof John Lavis, Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]
 

Statistical methods for updating meta-analyses *Statistical Methods Group webinar* [October 2017]
Dr Mark Simmonds, Research Fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, UK
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

CINeMA – Confidence in Network meta-analysis​ [October 2017]
Georgia Salanti and Theodore Papakonstantinou, CINeMA development team
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Cochrane Interactive Learning: a new online course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions [October 2017]
Miranda Cumpston, Dario Sambunjak and Chris Watts, Learning and Support Department
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Rapid reviews from the ground up *GESI webinar* [September 2017] 
Valerie King, co-convenor of the Cochrane Rapid Reviews Methods group; Agustín Ciapponi, director of the Argentine Cochrane Centre, IECS
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Scoping reviews: what they are and how you can do them *GESI webinar* [August 2017] 
Dr. Andrea C. Tricco, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada; Kafayat Oboirien, Centre for Health Policy, University of the Witwatersrand
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

MAGICapp: An authoring and publication platform for evidence synthesizers [August 2017]
Per Olav Vandvik, Linn Brandt & Thomas Agoritsas, MAGIC research and innovation programme
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Knowledge synthesis for knowledge users​ *GESI webinar* [July 2017]
Dr. Andrea C. Tricco, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada; Dr. Suresh Babu M., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India; Dr. G. Arun Kumar, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

How you can help the implementation of Cochrane’s Knowledge Translation Framework  [July 2017]
Julie Wood, Sally Green 
[click here for recording and accompanying materials] 

Cochrane Classmate: A tool for trainers  [June 2017]
Anna Noel-Storr, Project Manager, Cochrane Crowd
[click here for recording and accompanying materials] 

A comparison of arm-based and contrast-based approaches to network meta-analysis​ *METHODS webinar* [June 2017]
Professor Ian White, University College London, UK; Dr Emily Karahalios, Monash University, Australia
[**video and accompanying materials to follow soon**]

Making Systematic Reviews policy-relevant *GESI webinar* [June 2017]
Prof John Lavis, Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems, McMaster University
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Searching for adverse effects [May 2017]
Dr Su Golder, Cochrane Adverse Effects Methods Group
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

How to overcome the challenge of reviewing adverse effects [April 2017]
Dr Yoon Loke, Cochrane Adverse Effects Methods Group
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Introducing Living Systematic Reviews [March 2017]
Annie Synnot, Cochrane Australia, Monash University
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

GRADE-CERQual: An introduction for qualitative evidence synthesis [February 2017]
Heather Munthe-Kaas, Simon Lewin and Claire Glenton; Coordinators of the GRADE-CERQual Project Group
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Using Blogshots for knowledge translation – what works and how to do it [January 2017]
Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker & Jack Leahy, Communications and Engagement Officer, UK Cochrane Centre 
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

RoB 2.0: A revised tool to assess risk of bias in randomized trials [December 2016]
Dr Matthew Page, University of Bristol
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Extracting data from figures using software [November 2016]
Prof Livia Puljak, University of Split, Croatia
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

An argument-based approach to aggregation of evidence involving multiple outcome indicators​ *METHODS webinar* [October 2016]
Professor Anthony Hunter, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University College London; Dr Matt Williams, Consultant Oncologist, Charing Cross Hospital / Imperial College London
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Involving consumers in Cochrane reviews: learning from the ACTIVE project [October 2016]
Dr Alex Pollock and Dr Pauline Campbell, Glasgow Caledonian University
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Putting the Power of Cochrane to work for you: Getting the most out of Cochrane Crowd and TaskExchange [Sept 2016]
Tari Turner and Anna Noel-Storr, Project Transform
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Cochrane Register of Studies and importing references in RevMan [Sept 2016]
Steve McDonald, Co-Director Cochrane Australia
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Getting to know EPPI Reviewer [July 2016]
Prof James Thomas, EPPI-Centre
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Common errors and best practice when writing a review protocol [June 2016]
Dr Nuala Livingstone, Editor at Cochrane Editorial Unit
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Using GRADE and the GRADEpro GDT online software in your Cochrane Review [May 2016]
Dr Nancy Santesso, McMaster University
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Consumers for the terrified: Exploring new ways of involving consumers in the work of Cochrane [April 2016]
Richard Morley, Cochrane Consumer Network Co-ordinator
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

Covidence: Cochrane's new online tool for streamlined review production [March 2016]
Anneliese Arno, Community Manager at Covidence.org
[click here for recording and accompanying materials]

 


Interested in presenting?

Cochrane Learning Live is run by Cochrane’s Learning and Support Department and we are there to provide full support for presenters throughout.  We work with presenters to describe their webinar and schedule it in the Cochrane Learning Live programme. 

Our ambition is that Cochrane Learning Live will become recognised as a platform that people can use to reach learners throughout Cochrane and, while we’ll be pro-active in planning webinars, we’re hopeful that people will begin to come to us with suggestions as their familiarity grows.  

If you are interested in presenting a webinar as part of the series, please do get in touch.  We have provided some more detail in this information for presenters document.