Multi-parameter Evidence Synthesis Research

  • BS8 2PS

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

This collaborative programme centred in Bristol and York attempts to develop and evaluate new statistical methods for complex evidence synthesis with applications in both epidemiology and medical decision-making.

This can be characterised as a multi-parameter generalisation of meta-analysis, but broadened and extended so that it can combine not only evidence from different sources and different research designs, but also data relating to complex functions of parameters.

The approach builds on the Confidence Profile Method (CPM) of David Eddy and colleagues, but with some major differences.

First, there is a commitment to develop richer, more complex, and more realistic applications than were attempted in the CPM literature; to develop robust statistical methods with standard software; to focus particularly on issues of evidence consistency - which have not been addressed in previous work; and to embed the programme firmly in the context of economic evaluation.

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    Research Output

    Agreement was moderate between data-based and opinion-based predictions of biases affecting randomized trials within meta-analyses

    Turner, R. M., Rhodes, K. M., Jones, H. E., Higgins, J. P. T., Haskins, J., Whiting, P. F., Hróbjartsson, A., Caldwell, D. M., Morris, R. W., Reeves, B. C., Worthington, H., Boutron, I. & Savović, J., 1 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 125, p. 16-25 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Open Access
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    Assessing the performance of population adjustment methods for indirect comparisons: a simulation study

    Phillippo, D. M., Dias, S., Ades, A. E. & Welton, N. J., 26 Aug 2020, (Unpublished). 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Poster

  • Projects


    EFSA Scientific Colloquium 23 – Joint European Food Safety Authority and Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration Colloquium

    Sofia Dias (Participant)

    25 Mar 201726 Mar 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


    Research Synthesis Methods (Journal)

    Sofia Dias (Editorial board member)

    Apr 201731 Dec 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Advancing women's health through evidence

    Sofia Dias (Speaker)

    1 Apr 20163 Apr 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk