Survey Request Process

Submitting Surveys

  • The PI must be an SREI member.
  • An IRB exempt status or indication of IRB approval must be provided.
  • A concise description of the background and hypothesis should be provided (limit 1 page).
  • Preference will be given to surveys/proposals that:
    • Endeavor to answer a hypothesis-driven, relevant research question, i.e. have scientific merit
    • Have the potential to elucidate practice patterns, knowledge, and/or attitudes that are relevant to optimizing patient care and/or training in the field of REI
    • Include a clear and detailed analysis and publication plan
    • Have a reasonable chance of being published
    • Describe what efforts have been made at survey validation
    • Are clear, non-repetitive, and short (5-10 minutes to complete)
  • Surveys will be reviewed by the SREI Research Committee and final support will be decided by the SREI Board.
  • A Word or PDF version of the survey should be provided for review (rather than only a link to the active webform version of the survey.)
  • Not all surveys will be approved, in order to avoid overburdening the membership. Target number of surveys to be disseminated is six or fewer per year.
  • Surveys will be reviewed four times per year. Deadlines for submission to are:
    • Jan 1, Apr 1, July 1 and Oct 1. Decisions will be made within 30 days, and dissemination to SREI membership within 60 days, of these deadlines.
  • Resulting manuscripts and abstracts should be reviewed by the SREI research committee prior to submission for publication. Please email to Turnaround time will be as short as possible and within two weeks.