There is a particularly insidious trend in meta-analysis, that the size of research fields doubles every nine years. If you have tried a meta-analysis before, overwhelmed by the effort, consider that nine years later it will be twice as difficult.
And Science itself is sitting on the data motherlode. Every year, we as researchers produce trillions of dollars of the stuff and, again, that is just a single year. We have over a century of science’s “dinosaur bones” in statistical