Development of a combined database for meta-epidemiological research


  • Jelena Savović,

  • Ross J. Harris,

  • Lesley Wood,

  • Rebecca Beynon,

  • Doug Altman,

  • Bodil Als-Nielsen,

  • Ethan M. Balk,

  • Jonathan Deeks,

  • Lise Lotte Gluud,

  • Christian Gluud,

  • John P. A. loannidis,

  • Peter Jűni,

  • David Moher,

  • Julie Pildal,

  • Kenneth F. Schulz,

  • Jonathan A. C. Sterne


This article corrects:

    This paper was published online on 30 November 2010 and appears in the July–December 2010 issue of the journal (Vol. 1, Nos. 3–4, pp. 212–225).

    Subsequent to publication, the authors wish to make the following corrections:

    Copyright © Crown 2010. Reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office/Queen's Printer for Scotland and the Department of Health.


    We thank Pamela Royle and Matthias Egger for providing data and contributing to the initial stages of this project and Pete Shiarly for his advice on database design and data management. The meta-epidemiological study contributed by Als-Nielsen et al. was partly funded by the Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (DACEHTA). This study was funded by UK NIHR HTA grant 06.91.10. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR or the Department of Health.

    The authors apologise for this error and any inconvenience this may have caused.