|Study design(s) targeted by the tool||Cohort studiescohort-study|
|Additional details on designs||Cohort studies of the effects of interventions|
|Link to the tool||Get the ROBINS-I tool (Google doc)|
|Primary publication||Sterne JA, Hernan MA, Reeves BC, Savovic J, Berkman ND, Viswanathan M, et al. ROBINS-I: a tool for assessing risk of bias in non-randomised studies of interventions. BMJ 2016;355|
|Guidance document||Get the ROBINS-I guidance (Google doc)|
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|Record last updated||24/08/2023|
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|Focuses on risk of bias, or makes a distinction between items that assess risk of bias and other aspects of study quality||Yes|
|Offers a method to reach either a domain specific or overall assessment of risk of bias||Yes|
|Used in at least one review that none of the tool authors were co-authors on or is an update to a previously recommended LATITUDES key tool||Yes|
|Tool development involving a range of stakeholders from different disciplines (e.g. methodologists, statisticians, clinicians)||Yes|
|Avoids recommending use of summary numerical quality scores||Yes|