Including known variance in brm model

Hi, I’m trying to construct a simple gaussian hierarchical model.
I do not have scores on individual trials, but one average score per subject plus the variance associated with that average. Is there a way to include this variance information in a brm model?
Say my desired model is: y ~ (1|subject)
Thanks a lot!

Please also provide the following information in addition to your question:

  • Operating System: macOS
  • brms Version: 2.7.0

That’s a meta-analytic model. See for a tutorial on how to do this with brms.


Awesome, this is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks a lot!