The Methods Webinars of the Department are held once a month at 15:30 CE(S)T at the University for Continuing Education Krems. The focus is laid on topics related to systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The Methods Webinars provide a platform for participants to discuss relevant issues and challenges appearing in the reviewer’s daily work.

The Department has created a course plan in collaboration with colleagues from the Evidence-based Practice Center at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and colleagues at the Research Triangle Institute (RTI). For this reason, the Methods Webinars are exclusively held in English.

Since April 2011 the participation of the Methods Webinars is offered in a friendly user manner.


March 6, 2024

ROB-ME: a tool for assessing risk of non-reporting biases in systematic reviews with meta-analysis

Dr. Matthew Page (Senior Research Fellow, Methods in Evidence Synthesis Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

link for participation

passcode: 662396

April 10, 2024

LIGHTS (www.lights.science) - a searchable database for methods guidance

Stefan Schandelmaier, MD PhD, (Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Clinical Research, University of Basel, Switzerland)

link for participation

passcode: 994668

May 22, 2024

Introducing the LATITUDES NETWORK: Ensuring Study Validity to Inform Health Technology Assessments Globally

Beth Devine, PhD, PharmD, MBA (Professor and Associate Director, The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington)

link for participation

passcode: 724692

June 5, 2024

Empirical heterogeneity priors for Bayesian random-effects meta-analyses with very few studies

Prof. Dr. Ralf Bender (Head of Department "Medical Biometry", independent Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen, IQWiG), Germany)

link for participation

passcode: 945030

Previous webinars and available presentations

Please note that each Methods Webinar is recorded online and subsequently placed on this website available for download (slides & audio / speech from all participants).

Join the Methods Webinar

You can join the Methods Webinars which are offered in a friendly user manner. No additional software is required.

Simply choose one of the following 2 possibilities:

Passive participation:, Click on the hyperlink of the corresponding Methods Webinar (see table above, column Hyperlink to participate online) at the same time of the Methods Webinar. After clicking the hyperlink a new window / tab will open in your default web browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) where you can easily watch the Methods Webinar (slides of the presenter). In order to receive also the audio / speech of the presenter (additionally to the slides), use the speakers / headphones connected to your PC / notebook.

Active participation (optional): to ask the presenter you have two options:

  • Use a microphone (additionally to the speakers / headphones).
  • Use a headset (no speakers / headphones, headset only).

For active participation (i.e. using a headset or a microphone & speakers / headphones), please make sure that all devices used are of sufficient quality. You will be heard by all participants loud and clear if the quality of the audio transmission is guaranteed.

Please note as well that each Method is recorded online and subsequently placed on this website available for download (slides & audio / speech from all participants).

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