CTSA Program Process Guidance for Surveys

The CTSA Program supports high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally and nationally and fosters innovation in research methods, training, and career development. The intellectual capital and resources within the CTSA Program are rich sources of information. Surveys are one way to capture a snapshot of this information.

For the purposes of this CTSA Program Guidance for Surveys, a “Survey” is defined as a data collection instrument that consists of a structured series of questions regarding facts or opinions relative to the respondents' experience and behavior.

The ultimate purpose of a survey is to uncover answers, evoke discussion, discover resources, inform decisions or compare results. Data collection instruments, of which surveys are a subset, have the potential to fall under the purview of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), and as such, surveys must adhere to the NCATS CTSA Program Policy and Procedure for Surveys.

In addition, distribution of surveys using CTSA Program listservs must adhere to the Listserv Guidance.

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