Survey round-up

Survey round-up

A round-up of active surveys submitted by Cochrane contributors, colleagues, and partners seeking input from the Cochrane Community - updated through the month


Title: Use of automation tools in systematic reviews, health technology assessments & guideline development – a survey
General information: We are seeking information on how systematic review automation tools are used – what do users like/dislike about them, how do users learn about the tools and learn how to use them, what’s on their automation wishlist? The survey consists of 16 questions.
Who is running the survey: systematic review automation & 2weekSR team at the Institute for Evidence Based Healthcare at Bond University (Anna Mae Scott, Connor Forbes, Matt Carter, Justin Clark, Paul Glasziou), together with colleagues at other institutions (Zac Munn, Ton Kuijpers)
Who should take the survey: systematic reviewers, search specialists, health librarians, guideline developers, health technology assessors – anyone who uses automation tools in their systematic reviews
Closing date: 31 Oct 2020


Title:  Cochrane Information Specialists’ Capacity Survey
General information: The survey will explore how many Cochrane entities employ information specialists; the tasks that form part of the information specialists’ role (and how this might have changed over time); and the type of support Cochrane Information Specialists might need over the next couple of years.
Who is running the survey: Cochrane Information Specialists’ Executive, with the support of Cochrane People Services.
Who should take the survey: Cochrane Information Specialists where possible, if there is no Cochrane Information Specialist available, then the survey should be taken by another member of the Cochrane entity’s staff.
Closing date: Friday 20th November


Title: CoI policy implementation feedback
General information: This survey will gather feedback from Cochrane Review Group staff about the Conflict of Interest policy implementation process to help us improve rollout of other policies in the future.
Who is running the survey: Editorial and Methods Department and the Research Integrity Team
Who should take the survey: Managing Editors, Assistant Managing Editors, Co-ordinating Editors, any other CRG staff who have a role in implementing the CoI policy
Closing date: 30 November 2020
Link: Survey will be sent via relevant mailing lists and digests


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General information: 1-2 sentences explaining what the survey is about
Who is running the survey:
Who should take the survey: e.g. guideline developers, researchers, users, Cochrane authors
Closing date:

October 27, 2020