The Methods Group regularly holds training workshops on the use of IPD at Cochrane Colloquia and UK & Ireland-based Contributors Meetings

Details of any training workshops to be run at forthcoming Cochrane Colloquia will appear here, when available.

For details of past training workshops, please click on the following links:
For overall Cochrane training and learning information and opportunities, see here.
For details of guidance and slide presentations on the use of IPD and FAQs, please visit the resources page.

**Individual Participant Data (IPD) meta-analyses: a practical introduction for healthcare research**

A two-day training ONLINE course provided via Keele University: 14th - 15th October 2021

·     DATES: 14-15th October 2021 (booking available here)


·     FACULTY: Dr Brooke Levis (lead), Prof Richard Riley, Dr Mel Holden, Dr Joie Ensor, Professor Danielle van der Windt, Dr Miriam Hattle (plus guest speakers)

·     OVERVIEW: The 2-day course will use a combination of talks, interactive activities, external speakers, and one-to-one ‘meet the expert sessions’ to improve your knowledge and skills in the design and practical delivery of IPD meta-analyses. It will cover the steps involved and help you decide whether an IPD meta-analysis is likely to be worth the investment. Whilst examples will focus on clinical trials, the course will also be relevant for other types of IPD meta-analyses. Specific topics to be included in the course are:

- The what, why and when of IPD meta-analyses

- Selection and retrieval of IPD

- Issues involved in data transfer, cleaning, and harmonization

- Quality and risk of bias assessments

- Statistical approaches to IPD meta-analysis

- Power calculations

- The role of patient and public involvement

- Reporting and dissemination

A provisional time-table is available here

·     LOCATION: Online

·     TARGET AUDIENCE: This course is intended for a broad audience of statisticians and non-statisticians, including healthcare researchers, study/data managers, funders, journal editors, clinicians, students, and others who are involved in the delivery, appraisal, and/or interpretation of IPD meta-analyses.

·     COSTS: £299 students, £399 public sector, £499 private sector

·     MORE DETAILS: Please see here or email the course leader, Dr Brooke Levis.

**Statistical Methods for Meta-analysis of Individual Participant Data**

A three-day training ONLINE course provided via Keele University: Dec 2021 (dates still to be confirmed)