Please see Publications tab for reference papers covering the basics of diagnostic tests and diagnostic test validation in the absence of a gold standard.

Tools and software

Click here to access the Bayesian Epidemiologic Screening Techniques web site at the University of California Davis.

Betabuster in R (epiR∷betabuster):A Shiny version of Wes Johnson and Chun-Lung Su's Betabuster (parameterising beta distributions with elicited values).

bamdit: Bayesian meta-analysis of diagnostic test data.

bcROCsurface: Bias-corrected methods for estimating the ROC surface of continuous diagnostic tests.

bdpv: Inference and design for predictive values in binary diagnostic tests.

DTComPair: Comparison of binary diagnostic tests in a paired study design.

epiR: Tools for the analysis of epidemiological data.

GsymPoint: Estimation of the generalized symmetry point, an optimal cutpoint in continuous diagnostic tests.

HSROC: Meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy when the reference test is imperfect.

icensmis: Study design and data analysis in the presence of error-prone diagnostic tests and self-reported outcomes.

mada: Meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy.

meta4diag: Meta-analysis for diagnostic test studies.

An online tool to assist with prior elicitation from subject matter experts by Anthony Charsley and Geoff Jones (Massey University).


OIE Collaborating Centres

CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), Geelong, Australia.

Veterinary Epidemiology @ Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the University of Melbourne, Australia.

The EpiCentre, Massey University, New Zealand.

Graduate Group in Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis.

Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health, Royal Veterinary College.

Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Ausvet Animal Health Services, Australia.

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