Postdoc - Biomedicine

Introduction to meta-analysis in R

Introduction to meta-analysis in R (Online tutorial)


This is a short course on meta-analysis in R. The goal is to get the participants familiar with R code and to use it to perform a meta-analysis of published results. The materials are delivered in the form of self-paced interactive exercises.


  • To get familiar with R as a tool for data analysis
  • To apply basic arithmetic and statistics in R
  • To learn how to perform meta-analysis in R using the metafore package



Each module is delivered in two steps

  • practice/practice/: interactive exercises to introduce concepts
  • homework/homework/: more exercises to test understanding


  • Getting started in R
  • Basic statistics in R
  • Evaluating the effects of the BCG vaccine