The Methods Webinars of the Department are held once a month on Thursdays at 15:30 CE(S)T at Danube University 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.


Canceled -

an alternative date will be announced soon

"Missing data in meta-analysis (do’s and don'ts)"

Lotty Hooft (Cochrane Netherlands, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands)

Link for participation

Password: 877075

May 5, 2022

"Use of preprints in prevention research: a mixed methods study"

Isolde Sommer (Assistant-Professor at the Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Evaluation, University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria)

Link for participation

Password: 477813

May 12, 2022

"Is the subgroup effect credible? Introducing the ICEMAN tool"

Stefan Schandelmaier, MD PhD (Assistant Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada and Senior Researcher at University of Basel, Switzerland)

Link for participation

Password: 436785

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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