- Research Available for Comment
Research Available for Comment
The Effective Health Care Program encourages the public to participate in the development of its research projects. Comments can be submitted for:
- Research key questions
- Draft reports of research findings
- Draft methods reports by the DEcIDE Network
- Draft methods guidance by the EPC Program
- White Papers
When the key questions, draft reports, and white papers of EHC Program research projects are made available for public comment, they are posted on this Web page. Read the Guidelines for Peer and Public Reviewers. (PDF; 119 kB) To ensure the timeliness of the research development effort and the currency of the research findings, all key questions are posted for 3 weeks and all draft reports and white papers are posted for 4 weeks. For timeliness, all comments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on the final day of the comment period.
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The Key Questions available for comment are:
Strategies to Improve Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents
Sept. 15–Oct. 6, 2014
Management of Renal Masses and Localized Renal Cancer
Sept. 25–Oct. 15, 2014
The Draft Reports and White Papers available for comment are:
Integrating Bodies of Evidence: Existing Systematic Reviews and Primary Studies
Sept. 10–Oct. 7, 2014
Decision and Simulation Modeling: Review of Existing Guidance, Future Research Needs, and Validity Assessment
Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Sept. 22–Oct. 20, 2014
Guidance for the Conduct and Reporting of Decision and Simulation Models in the Context of Health Technology Assessment
Sept. 25–Oct. 22, 2014
For draft reports, all comments submitted during the draft report review period and the report authors’ responses to the comments (the “disposition of comments”) will be publicly posted on this Web site within 3 months after the final report is posted. Each comment on the draft report will be listed with the associated name and affiliation, if such information is provided.
For draft key questions, comments will be taken into consideration and may potentially result in modifications to the final key questions; however, individual comments will not be identified or posted, except in summary form.