What does it do?

You put in specialist measures of relative risk and get out clear, accessible absolute risks in the form of text, icon arrays and bar charts. Think of it as a fancy calculator.

Who is it for?

RealRisk is suitable for anyone working to communicate research findings from the medical & social sciences to a broad audience - journalists, press officers, healthcare professionals and others.

What do you need to get started?

An original research paper - RealRisk can be used with any study which reports a

, a , an , or a . You will also need to find a baseline risk relevant to the study. Help is provided.

All these videos and more are available on our How to Communicate Stats from Research playlist.


Vaping and the incidence of stroke in young US adults
Hormone Replacement Therapy and breast cancer in women over 50
Taking statins and the risk of obesity in Finnish civil servants
Dexamethasone and 28-day mortality for COVID-19 patients on ventilators

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