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: Cochrane Conflicts of Interest Survey

General information: Cochrane is currently revising its existing Commercial Sponsorship Policy to improve clarity, transparency, address issues relating to implementation and look at non-financial conflicts of interest (COI). The purpose of the survey is to understand the Cochrane community's perceptions about how COI should be defined and managed. For more information about the project please see our recently published editorial in the Cochrane Library. 
Who is running the survey: The survey is being run by the Conflict of Interest revision project team: David Tovey (Cochrane Editor in Chief), Kirsty Loudon (Editor, COI Revision project), Ruth Foxlee (Senior Advisor to the Editor in Chief), Angela Webster (Cochrane Funding Arbiter), Fergus Macbeth (Cochrane Funding Arbiter), and Graham Smith (Project Manager).
Who should take the survey: It is important to us that this survey is completed by people who create, use and fund production of Cochrane reviews. Cochrane authors, healthcare consumers, clinicians, guideline developers, policymakers and research funders are all encouraged to give their opinions on the COI policy, to help ensure that we continue to produce high quality, trusted evidence.
Where and when the results or outcomes will be made available: Results from the survey will be combined with data from interviews with stakeholders and inform the Cochrane COI policy update. We expect to submit an internal report and draft to the Cochrane Board by mid-2019. Following that the underlying survey data will be freely available.
Closing date: 17th February 2019


Title: Cochrane Oral Health priority setting feedback

General information: Cochrane Oral Health is looking for feedback on what people think are the most important questions to answer in taking care of the mouth, teeth and gums.  We want to know your views on which systematic reviews we should undertake or update.
Who is running the survey: Cochrane Oral Health (for any queries, please email
Who should take the survey: Anyone with an interest in oral health, including members of the public, dental patients, dentists, clinicians and researchers.
Closing date: 31 March 2019

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General information: 1-2 sentences explaining what the survey is about
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Who should take the survey: e.g. guideline developers, researchers, users, Cochrane authors
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January 7, 2019