Methods Support Unit web clinic schedule

Date Time Topic Speaker Registration link
Thursday 10th February 2022  09:00-10:00 (GMT) Developing your implications for research section Toby Lasserson
Thursday 10th March 2022  16:00-17:00 (GMT) Summary of findings table common errors Rachel Richardson
Thursday 14th April 2022 09:00-10:00 (BST) A checklist and guide for defining the questions to be addressed in the synthesis of public health intervention reviews Jo McKenzie, Sue Brennan and Miranda Cumpston
Thursday 12th May 2022 16:00-17:00 (BST) Writing up Risk of Bias 2 Rachel Richardson and Kerry Dwan
Thursday 9th June 2022 09:00-10:00 (BST) Preferred and accepted risk of bias tools for assessing bias in non-randomised studies of interventions Michele Hilton Boon
Thursday 14th July 2022 16:00-17:00 (BST) Writing up reviews with network meta-analysis Kerry Dwan
Thursday 11th August 2022       Rescheduled to November due to holidays
Thursday 8th September 2022 16:00-17:00 (BST) What makes a good discussion section Nuala Livingstone
Thursday 13th October 2022 09:00-10:00 (BST) Interpretation of subgroup analyses Marty Chaplin
Thursday 10th November 2022 09:00-10:00 (GMT) Development of materials to facilitate implementation of methods for presentation and statistical synthesis when data are not amenable to meta-analysis Jo McKenzie and Sue Brennan
Thursday 8th December 2022 09:00-10:00 (GMT)

Assessing imprecision and inconsistency in GRADE

Leslie Choi Register here
Thursday 12th January 2023 09:00-10:00 (GMT) How to approach writing a Background section Toby Lasserson Register here
Thursday 9th February 2023 09:00-10:00 (GMT) Risk of Bias 2: Good practice and common errors Rachel Richardson Register here

Previous web clinic recordings are available here.

Each month, Cochrane Review authors and Cochrane Review Group staff are invited to join a 60 minute web clinic hosted by Cochrane's Methods Support Unit, based within the Evidence Production and Methods Directorate, to discuss methodological questions during the production of Cochrane Protocols and Reviews. 

The first half of the session is dedicated to a specific topic which has been requested by the audience or identified through the work of the Methods Support Unit. An invited speaker will present on the issue and there will be time for questions and discussion. In the second half of the session, audience members can discuss specific methodological questions they have about their Cochrane Protocols and Reviews (please submit these to the Methods Support Unit is advance below). Depending on the queries submitted, representatives from Cochrane’s Methods Group may be invited.  If you have any general questions about the clinics or would like to propose a topic, please contact us via

These web clinics are organised by the Methods Support Unit. Depending on the queries submitted, representatives from Cochrane’s Methods Group may be invited. 

Please note: The sessions are recorded and shared via our website for those who can’t attend, meaning their contents will be stored in the public domain.

If you would like to submit a question to the web clinic, please use the webform:

MSU web clinic webform


Please contact if you have any questions about the scheduling.