A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month.
Testing the AGREE-REX Tool
General information: Contribute your knowledge to help develop the next generation of practice guideline appraisal
Who is running the survey: The AGREE Collaboration
Who should take the survey: Practice guideline developers, researchers, users
Closing date: Not specified
Links: Background information on the AGREE initiative and Survey for a new appraisal tool
General Information: The standard way to present time-to-event data, such as survival, is with Kaplan-Meier plots. These are formatted by journals and reported in a number of ways, but we find they commonly lack some key information, namely 1) number of participants contributing data at any time and 2) changing uncertainty in survival estimates over time. In this short survey (at most 10 minutes), we present some alternative displays and ask questions about which ones people prefer.
Who is running the study: Researchers at MRC CTU at UCL and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – names and contact details given in the survey.
Who is invited to be involved: Clinicians, journal editors, operations specialists, systematic reviewers, regulators, statisticians and trialists and anyone else with experience of handling or reviewing survival data.
Where and when the results or outcomes will be made available: Results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Closing date: 16-Jun-2017
Links to supporting documents or survey: http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/resources/Kaplan-Meier/index.html