Invitation to take part in HRA stakeholders survey
Date: 03 August 2016
The EQUATOR Network aims to increase the transparency and completeness of future published research. The Network is currently working with the UK’s Health Research Authority (HRA), who has tasked them with carrying out a call for comments to inform future HRA policies on research reporting and dissemination.
A short online survey has been issued which focuses on how to modify the current question A51 on the IRAS ethics application,‘How do you intend to report and disseminate the results of the study’. This ensures researchers understand the full extent of their commitment to responsibly share their research findings. The Network are particularly interested in the views of the UK-based medical research community, including but not limited to researchers, clinicians, patients, journal editors, and funders.
The survey is estimated to take about 10 minutes to complete. Responses will be anonymous, no individual respondents will be identified, and the data will only be reported in an aggregated form. You are under no obligation to complete the survey and can end your involvement at any time. All of the responses that you enter will be received even if you exit the survey early, but you can edit your responses while in the survey.
UK EQUATOR Centre, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford.
The EQUATOR Network is an international programme established in 2006 and hosted by the University of Oxford. It focuses on increasing the completeness, reliability, and value of health research publications. We provide free online resources that help to achieve this aim, including reporting guidelines that guide researchers when writing up their studies.
The Health Research Authority was established in December 2011 to protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health research, and to streamline the regulation of research. Many members of the public want the opportunity to participate in research. We make sure that health research involving them is ethically reviewed and approved, that people are provided with the information they need to help them decide whether they wish to take part, and that their opportunity to do so is maximised by simplifying the processes by which high quality research is assessed. In doing this, we will help to build both public confidence and participation in health research, and so improve the nation’s health.
- Summary:The EQUATOR Network aims to increase the transparency and completeness of future published research and is currently working with the UK’s Health Research Authority to carry out a call for comments to inform their future policies on research reporting and dissemination.