An R package, SHELF, is available on CRAN, and a development version is on GitHub. The package includes both Shiny apps and command line implementation for all the methods described in the SHELF documentation.
The apps linked below are available online, but are also all included in the SHELF R package. Online access to these apps is time-limited (they are hosted on RStudio’s shinyapps.io service). If you want to use the apps in an actual elicitation workshop, we strongly encourage you to use the offline versions in the SHELF package.
Other elicitation methods
We have been involved in developing other elicitation methods, outside of the SHELF project. There is a paper and supporting app/code for each method, but templates for conducting the elicitation are not available within SHELF.
Elicitation for survival and time-to-event outcomes
Ren, S. and Oakley, J. E. (2014) Assurance calculations for planning clinical trials with time-to-event outcomes. Statistics in Medicine, 33(1), 31-45.
Elicitation for survival analysis with delayed treatment effects
Salsbury, J. A., Oakley J. E, Julious, S. A, Hampson, L. V. (2023) Assurance methods for designing a clinical trial with a delayed treatment effect.
Eliciting proper priors for heterogeneity in random-effects meta analysis
Ren, S., Oakley, J. E. and Stevens, J. W. (2018) Incorporating genuine prior information about between-study heterogeneity in random effects pairwise and network meta-analyses. Medical Decision Making, 38(4), 531-542.
See the appendix for details of supporting software.
Eliciting distributions for population variances
Alhussain, Z. A. and Oakley, J. E. (2020) Assurance for clinical trial design with normally distributed outcomes: Eliciting uncertainty about variances. Pharmaceutical Statistics, 19, 827-839.
MATCH elicitation tool
As part of the MATCH project, David Morris, Jeremy Oakley and John Crowe produced a web-based elictation tool which is based on an earlier version of the SHELF R code. A user guide was produced as part of the PCOD+ project, sponsored by the Office for Naval Research.