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18.1.6  If I am thinking about doing an IPD review, what should I do first?

Before embarking on an IPD review, the skills and funding required for the success of the project should be considered carefully and training and advice should be sought. The Cochrane Collaboration Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis Methods Group is a good first point of contact (Box 18.6.a).