The BIAS project

Bayesian methods for combining multiple Individual and Aggregate data Sources in observational studies.

BIAS, based at Imperial College, London, is a node of the Economic and Social Research Council's National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). BIAS I was funded between April 2005 and June 2008 under the first phase of node commissioning. BIAS II is currently funded by the second commissioning phase from July 2008 to June 2011.

The aims of the project are

Bayesian hierarchical models will be used as the basic building blocks for these developments. These offer a natural tool for linking together many different sub-models and data sources.

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