Writing up risk of bias 2

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Methods Support Unit web clinic on writing up Risk of Bias 2

On 12 May 2022 Kerry Dwan and Rachel Richardson discussed how to write up Risk of Bias 2.

Kerry leads the Methods Support Unit (MSU) in the Evidence, Production and Methods Directorate in Cochrane. She has a statistical background and has worked as a trial statistician and undertaken systematic reviews with Cochrane and the Liverpool Reviews and Implementation group. Her methodological work and PhD focussed on selective outcome reporting and has expanded to improving methods and reporting in trials and systematic reviews. She works part-time and is based in Liverpool, UK

Rachel Richardson originally trained and worked as a general manager in the UK National Health Service, and has subsequently worked in health services research for many years. She has experience in various fields including knowledge translation, trial management and systematic reviewing. Her Cochrane experience includes working as an editor and author for the Common Mental Disorders and Wounds groups, and as Network Support Fellow for the Abdomen and Endocrine Network. She currently works as an Associate Editor in Cochrane’s Central Executive Team, advising on methodology and quality-assuring reviews and protocols.


This session is for any Cochrane authors, editors or staff. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts from across Cochrane and discuss their questions directly with the speakers, Methods Support Unit and others on the call.

Each month, Cochrane’s Methods Support Unit invites Cochrane Review authors, editors and staff to a 60-minute web clinic to discuss their 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 here). 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 support@cochrane.org

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.