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Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:32 AM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Systematic Review Involvement Survey- for MLA 2015

Apologies for any duplication-

You are invited to participate in a research study entitled "Challenges, Barriers, and Outcomes of Health Sciences Information Professional Involvement in Systematic Reviews."

The aim of this study is to gain a better understanding of the experience, challenges, and outcomes of information professionals' participation in systematic reviews.

This online survey will ask questions about experience, challenges, barriers, and outcomes related to supporting and conducting systematic reviews.

Participation in the study is restricted to information professionals who either serve medical/health sciences clientele or have job functions within a medical/health sciences environment.  This can include librarians, information professionals, library assistants, and other library staff. You do not need to have prior systematic review experience to participate in the study.

The survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes and you can close and return to the survey if your browser's cookies are enabled.

Participation is anonymous unless you volunteer your name and contact information.

By participating, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the information science profession body of research by participating in this research.  The results of this study will be presented as a poster at MLA 2015.

The survey can be found at

Note: if the survey does not display properly, please try another browser.

The survey will close March 27, 2015 at 5PM Pacific Time.


This study protocol was exempted by the University of Arizona Institutional Review Board (IRB). To ensure that this research continues to protect your rights and minimize your risk the IRB reserves the right to examine and evaluate data and research protocols involved in this project. If you wish to obtain additional information regarding your rights in this study you may contact the Office of the Responsible Conduct at (520) 626-6721. If you have additional questions or comments please contact the principal investigators: Brooke L. Billman, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, or Ahlam A. Saleh, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Thank you for your time,

Brooke L. Billman and Ahlam A. Saleh

Brooke L Billman, MA, AHIP

AZHIN & Special Projects Librarian

Arizona Health Sciences Library

University of Arizona


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Ahlam A. Saleh

Assistant Librarian

Arizona Health Sciences Library

University of Arizona

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