Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Meta-analysis, systematic review & health economics

Research that helps us design the best experiments, interpret the results of others, and assess benefits to patients and healthcare providers.

The Cochrane Stroke Group

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The Cochrane Stroke Group seeks to identify and review all randomised controlled trials and controlled clinical trials of interventions in the primary and secondary prevention of stroke, and the treatment and rehabilitation of stroke patients, including subarachnoid haemorrhage.

The group is based at CCBS and is part of Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health.


The Edinburgh CAMARADES (Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies) Group, led by Professor Malcolm Macleod, seeks to bring better evidence to inform translational medicine. It provides a framework for groups involved in the systematic review and meta-analysis of data from experimental animal studies across a wide range of disease models. CAMARADES is developing tools to allow real time summaries of the published literature and promotes secondary analyses of large datasets of published work to explore the prevalence and impact of measures to reduce the risk of bias in in vivo research.

Find out more on the CAMARADES website.

Watch Malcolm Macleod's Inaugural Lecture:

Health economics

Professor Joanna Wardlaw leads investigations into the cost-effectiveness of imaging in stroke.