Evidence Synthesis Ireland

ROBINS-I Workshop

05mar10:00 am12:00 pmROBINS-I Workshop10:00 am - 12:00 pm ONLINE

Event Details


As evidence synthesis research questions become more complex, different types of evidence needs to be incorporated into systematic reviews to answer such questions. ROBINS-I (Risk Of Bias In Non-randomised Studies of Interventions) is a tool for critically appraising non-randomised study designs assessing the efficacy of interventions. This tool is becoming more commonly used in Cochrane reviews.


To give the participants a basic understanding of the fundamentals of ROBINS-I and how to apply it in the conduct of a systematic review.

Learning outcomes:

In this course participants will be enabled to:

  • Understand the language and terminology used in ROBINS-I
  • Apply ROBINS-I to a specific study
  • Report the planning and results of ROBINS-I in the write up of a systematic review

Places: 20 places available for to an international audience

Fee: General €50; Student €25

Skill level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Knowledge of study designs, evidence synthesis methods and Cochrane reviews

Target Audience:

Systematic reviewers, those involved in synthesis of clinical evidence and the wider research community (including healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, and decision-makers) interested in the application of evidence synthesis methodologies to inform practice and policy.


Leslie Choi, Evidence Synthesis Development Editor, Cochrane Central Executive Team

Dr Kerry Dwan, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Course content

Recommended pre-reads 

10:00 – 10:30: Planning of ROBINS-I and overview of domains

10:30 – 10:40: Reporting guidance of ROBINS-I in the planning stage for a protocol of a Cochrane review

10:40 – 11:25: Exercise – Applying ROBINS-I to a study included in existing Cochrane review

11:25 – 11:40: Exercise feedback

11:40 – 11:55: Reporting results in review

11:55 – 12:00: Q&A + roundup

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(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm