The protocol for the Open-Meta demonstration project, Effect of daily vitamin D3 supplementation on human health and performance; protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis, has been published on PROSPERO – the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews. I thought registration was immediate, but I submitted the information on March 23 and I received notice that the registration had been accepted yesterday, April 2.
The timeline in my proposal says today is the deadline for completing the search. Here’s what the proposal says about the search:
Proposal update: It’s systematic
Yikes. I am constantly mixing up “systematic” review and “structured” review. For the record, there are structured abstracts and structured data, but structured reviews aren’t a thing.
CRUD, form choices
In an earlier entry, I mentioned that the technological center of a systematic review is CRUD – providing a way for the user to create, read, update, and delete information contained in published reports of randomized controlled trials.
See your shiny app inside WordPress with iframe embedding
In the last paragraph of my And how… post I mentioned using iframes to display something from another web site embedded inside this one. Here’s a sample of what this might look like, although in actual use you’d hide the red border. Here I display it so we can see the dimensions of the iframe and where it’s positioned on the page.
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Since this project is a dissertation, I had to get the approval of my Institutional Review Board (IRB). These boards make sure you are treating your project’s human subjects ethically.
In college I majored in English and Radio-TV-Film. But somehow I also ended up in three computer programming classes. Those were the ones I enjoyed the most. Among the punch cards I discovered flow.
When one of my kids was about six, a friend spent a day teaching him how to ski. At the end of the afternoon she took him to the top of a short but steep hill and assured him he could now ski down it. He looked down the hill then up at her and asked, “But why?”
Start. Then fix.
Hi, I’m Tom. Back when I was a Boy Scout, to get the 1st Class badge, you had to learn Morse Code, the language of telegraphs. Yes, this was awhile ago. Telegraphs made just one sound, so your options were a short sound (aka dit), a long sound (aka dah), and silence.