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GetReal extension kickoff

02 Jul 2018 — Daan Reid

We are pleased to announce that the follow-up to the GetReal project has launched, and that we are taking part in it. The new project will focus on promoting wider adoption of the findings of the first GetReal, and making the project's outputs financially self-sustaining.


ADDIS 2 release 14

04 Dec 2017 — Daan Reid

We are proud to announce ADDIS 2 release 14. This release contains the following new features and improvements:

  • We have improved the benefit-risk analysis component, both the stand-alone MCDA component and the submodule of ADDIS:
    • The manual entry process for the standalone component has been extended and streamlined.
    • It is now possible to delete workspaces, and create new ones that are based on existing ones.
    • Besides the SMAA analysis there is now also a deterministic analysis tab, allowing for sensitivity analysis.
    • We have streamlined the problem definition process.
    • We have added contextual help throughout the benefit-risk screens and have extended the manual to describe the new user interface.
    • Graphs and tables now have export actions
  • We have added support for survival data throughout our applications.

To see the new features in action, watch the release video.

Our coming release will be at the end of March. The main focus will be getting data into and out of the system, both through file actions (e.g. MS Excel import, export) and improvements of the data entry module of ADDIS. We also expect to make further small improvements to the benefit-risk module.


ADDIS 2 release 13

19 Jul 2017 — Daan Reid

We are proud to announce ADDIS 2 release 13. This release contains the following new features and improvements:

  • We have removed the distinction between single-study-based benefit-risk analyses and network-based ones. Benefit-risk analyses can now combine data from single studies and network models on a per-outcome basis.
  • We've added the ability to manually enter effects data to the stand-alone MCDA component
  • We've made some changes to the structure of MCDA analyess, separating the problem definition and preference elicitation steps.
  • We've added harmonisation of quantities/units to study entry and intervention definition, as well as a tool to repair older definitions.
    • We've drastically improved performance in many cases, especially the study data and history part.
    • Many bugfixes as usual.

To see the new features in action, watch the release video.

Our coming release will be at the end of september. We expect to complete our rework of the MCDA component, focusing on aspects like entry of confidence-estimate based data, and interactive sensitivity analysis in the results screen.


ADDIS 2 release 12

04 Apr 2017 — Gert van Valkenhoef

We are proud to announce ADDIS 2 release 13. This release contains the following new features and improvements:

  • It is now possible to copy others' projects, including analyses and models. We have also extended the project update functionality to preserve evidence syntheses and their models when possible.
  • We've added several features to improve data exploration, specifically the day 80 effectiveness table for single studies, and improvements to the dataset overview (the ability to filter by treatment and outcome, and an extra column showing detailed study treatments)
  • It is now possible to see the absolute effects of network models, after setting a baseline distribution. The system will try to guyde you while setting the baseline distribution by letting you choose from the available evidence. Benefit-risk analyses based on network models will use these chosen baselines by default.
  • Archiving functionality is now complete, allowing the archiving of projects, analyses and models.
  • In the interests of transparency and flexibility we now allow users to download both the data and R code for each evidence synthesis model.
  • The report writing tool has been expanded with quite a few plot and data elements.
  • Many bugfixes and improvements to stability and performance.

To see the new features in action, watch the release video.

We are also happy to announce that we have secured funding to keep working on ADDIS until October at the very least. Our coming release will focus on features to help assessors and regulators, mainly the MCDA component. We also expect to further improve the model task R system.