This vignette is an introduction to metabefor, mostly serving to point you to the main metabefor resources. Three such resources exist.

First, of course, there is the manual as included with the package. From within R, each function’s manual page can be displayed by prepending the function name with a question mark (e.g. ?metabefor::rxs_fromSpecifications. Alternatively, the index of functions is available at the metabefor PkgDown site

Second, there is the SysRevving book, available at This living open access book is intended as a general resource on conducting systematic reviews, built around metabefor.

Third, there is NITRO, the Narrated Illustration of a Transparent Review Outline. This is somewhat of a worked example, available at