PTS Membership Survey Proposal

Distribution of research surveys/questionnaires to health care professionals is an effective method to explore practice patterns, knowledge, etc. In order to distribute a survey to the PTS membership, the survey must first be vetted by the PTS Research Committee. Please provide the following information

First Name:Last Name:

Please upload a brief (1-2 page) letter with details of your proposal. These should include the following as bullet points:
  1. Overarching purpose and specific aims of the research study
  2. What component(s) of the PTS membership you would like to survey (
  3. How was your survey developed and if/how it was tested for validity and reliability
  4. What is the anticipated length of time that it will take to complete the survey
  5. Data management and analysis plan
  6. IRB protocol number and its approval status (e.g., not yet submitted, pending, approved)
  7. Data confidentiality statement
  8. Outline where you expect to present and publish the findings, and how this data could be used for future work
Upload letter

If you have a link for the survey, please provide it below. This will allow the PTS Research Committee to test the survey prior to distribution to our membership. If a link is not yet available, please provide the complete survey information (Introduction, Questions) as an attachment to your Proposal Letter and indicate n/a in the box below.
*Please note that any entries from testing will be unreliable data and not suitable for downstream analysis.

The documents will be distributed to the members of the PTS Research Committee for vetting. A response to the investigator will be sent by the chair of the research committee within 6-8 weeks. Document submission or questions about this process should be sent by email to the PTS office to

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