We are researchers at McGill University’s Institute of Health and Social Policy conducting the "How Evidence Leads to Policy" (HELP) Study, a survey of North American health researchers' perceptions regarding evidence-informed health policy. The HELP Survey is part of a larger effort to develop advice for researchers interested in contributing to the policy-making process. We’d love for your members to share their experience and thoughts on the issue with us.
More details about the study are below; feel free to email us with any questions or concerns! Thank you so much for your time and attention.
Tianyu Zhang, Coordinator
This study is being conducted by Dr. Jon Huang (Postdoctoral Fellow), Dr. Mark Daku (Postdoctoral Fellow), and Tianyu Zhang (Intern) at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas King.
Recently, people have begun calling for more (and better) evidence-based or evidence-informed health and social policies. The purpose of the survey is to understand how public health researchers feel about the processes by which scientific research makes its way into policy. While we are interested in whether you have had any direct policy-advising or policy-making experience, it is absolutely not required to complete this survey. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first survey on this subject and at this scope.
This survey is mainly multiple choice, and should take about 20 minutes to complete. All data collected in the survey is confidential and results will only be released in an aggregate fashion so that no individual respondent may be identified. Any question can be skipped, and you will be able to save and continue the survey at a later time if desired. You will also have a chance to review your answers before you submit. Results from this survey will be used in journal publications and related future research projects.
The investigators are funded by McGill University and the research has been approved by its institutional ethics board (REB #: 162-0915). No additional funding has been provided for this work.
Any questions about this study may be directed to Dr. Jon Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Mark Daku (email@example.com) at +1 514 398 5771, or Dr. Nicholas King at +1 514 398 7406 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your rights or welfare as a participant in this research study, please contact the McGill Ethics Manager at 514-398-6831 or (email@example.com).
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