Research Survey Policy and Instructions



  • The OTA Research Committee and/or the OTA Research Chair and OTA President will review all survey requests.
  • A brief research survey proposal (1 – 2 pages) will be required with all survey requests.
  • The OTA membership will be notified by e-mail on a quarterly basis of surveys posted on the website.
  • Surveys requests are limited to OTA members.
  • IRB approval is required for surveys when applicable.
  • Surveys are limited to those related to orthopaedic trauma healthcare, and should not include information regarding commercial products.
  • The OTA requests that survey results be made available to the OTA membership. The survey author may request these be posted on the OTA members-only page. 


To post a survey on the OTA website, please e-mail a 1 – 2 page survey proposal 
and the following information to:

  1. Survey Title: 
  2. Survey Link: 
  3. Survey Close Date: 
  4. Survey Author:
  5. Short Survey Description;
  6. IRB Approved (yes, no, or n/a)? If yes, please include approval letter. 
  7. Define your target population to receive the survey request: all members? domestic members only?  resident members only? 
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