The MAPS Showcase Event took place on Wednesday 18 September 2019 at the University of Bristol, supported by the Jean Golding Institute, UK Reproducibility Network and the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. The event marked the 60th anniversary of sensitivity analysis with an afternoon of talks and a presentation of the preliminary results from the MAPS (Mapping the Analytical PathS of a crowdsourced data analysis) project.

Prof Kate Robson Brown kicked off the day with an introduction to the Jean Golding Institute. Dr Amy Orben then reflected on her work using specification curve analysis which has been published in Nature and PNAS. Prof George Davey Smith followed with an excellent summary of the life of Jerome Cornfield and the origins of sensitivity analysis. Everyone got their caffeine fix and returned for the MAPS results presented by me, Robert Arbon and Natalie Thurlby. We also announced the MAPS Data Visualisation Competition, which will offer a prize of £500 and a trophy to the best visualisation of the MAPS results. Prof Tyler VanderWeele wrapped up the afternoon with a simpler way to conduct sensitivity analyses: the ‘E-value’.

It was a pleasure to present the first results from MAPS and thank you to everyone who supported and attended the event.

You can find all the slides from the event here:

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