Dear Cochrane colleagues,
We are part of the EU-funded EVBRES COST Action that aims to encourage the use of an Evidence-Based Research (EBR) approach while carrying out clinical research. Within our Working Group we want to assess what areas of the systematic review process are most resource intensive and why. To increase our understanding of why some steps of conducting and updating a systematic review are perceived resource intensive by reviewers we conduct a qualitative study.
As an experienced systematic reviewer in a healthcare related area (either clinical, health services, public health or health policy) you are in an ideal position to give us valuable first hand information on the review production and update processes from your own perspective, and we would very much appreciate your participation.
The interviews will be conducted via Skype and take around 30 minutes. Your responses to the questions will be kept confidential. Each interview will be assigned a number code to help ensure that personal identifiers are not revealed during the analysis and write up of findings.
There is no compensation for participating in this study. However, your participation will be a valuable addition to our research and will contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenon.
If you are willing to participate please let us know by filling in this short form and we will soon be in contact to schedule a meeting for the interview, based on your availability.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Moriah Ellen and Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit
On behalf of EVBRES WG3