Research Impact and Translation Survey

Hunter Medical Research Institute is inviting cardiovascular (CV) stakeholders to take part in a survey about translation and impact of cardiovascular (CV) research in Australia. The survey is part of a larger engagement and consultation process to inform the establishment of a National Centre for Impact from Cardiovascular Research and Health services (NCICRH). This work is supported by the NSW Office of Health and Medical Research (OHMR).

What will the survey results be used for?
The result of this survey and the responses you provide will inform discussions at an online Roundtable event they will be hosting in early November, this year. The agreed aim for this Roundtable is to identify the current state of play and gaps in impact assessment of funded cardiovascular research, consulting broadly across stakeholder groups.

Who can participate in the survey?
This survey is being conducted via an online platform (RedCAP) and is seeking participation from a range of people who undertake, fund, use or are impacted by CV research. This includes:

  • Patients and community members who are impacted by CVD who might benefit from CV research
  • Cardiovascular researchers
  • Health service providers or administrators who use CV research
  • Policymakers who use CV research including government bureaucrats
  • Members of professional associations that commission and/or use CV research
  • Peak bodies representatives who commission and/or use CV research
  • Industry representatives who commission and/or use CV research
  • Funders of CV research

We are seeking your engagement via a brief online survey (10-15 minutes).

The survey closes 9am Thursday 15th October.

Please use one of the following links: 

Short URL: https://redcap.link/impact_survey 

 Survey link with password: https://redcap.hmri.org.au/surveys/

Password: DAKH4HJLX

What choice do you have?
Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You do not have to take part in this survey.

What are the risks, benefits, and costs of participating?
Risks: There are no known risks of harm associated with participating in this survey
Benefits: While they intend that the results from this survey will further our understanding of the state of play with regards to translation and impact of CV research, it is unlikely to be of direct benefit to you, at least in the shorter term. A summary of the results will be provided on request. If you are interested and available, you may receive an invitation to participate in the Roundtable. Numbers are limited, however you may elect to receive a summary of the outcomes from the Roundtable, if you are not able to participate.
Cost: Participation in this survey will not cost you anything except for your time. You will not be financially compensated for participating in the survey.

How will your privacy be protected?
All information collected for the online survey will be anonymous and treated confidentially. All data will be stored on password protected cloud storage servers. The study results will be presented at the online Roundtable in November 2020 and may be included in a peer reviewed publication of the engagement process, but individual participants will not be identifiable in such presentations or publications. Any personal information will be accessed, used and stored in accordance with Commonwealth Privacy Laws and the NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002. If you decide to withdraw from the survey, your data, if identifiable, will be removed and destroyed. The only people who will have access to this information will be a few key researchers at the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

Further information
Shanthi Ramanathan is available to discuss this information and answer any questions you may have. If you would like to know more at any stage, please feel free to contact her by email at shanthi.ramanathan@hmri.com.au

Ethics exemption
This survey has been reviewed and received an exemption from a full ethical review by the Manager, Research Ethics and Governance, Research Ethics and Governance Office at Hunter New England Local Health District.

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