PERC-Endorsement and Review Process
Any PERC member may bring forward a study to the PERC executive for consideration as a PERC study. A PERC study must involve more than one PERC ED site/investigator. Types of studies that can be put forward for PERC-Endorsement include prospective and retrospective cohorts, clinical trials, surveys using the PERC Physician list, database studies using external data, systematic reviews, and trials of knowledge synthesis tools. A minimum of 2 centres must be involved in recruiting participants and investigators from 2 centres must work collaboratively on the project for it to be eligible for consideration as a PERC study.
The PERC-Endorsement and review process involves three phases to assist PIs with developing a methodologically sound project and to promote the likelihood of successfully obtaining grant funding from a peer-review agency. The first phase involves the PI filling out a PERC Study Intake Form in REDCap. This form communicates details about the proposed study. Based on a review of the information provided, the PI will either be contacted for additional details or will be asked to proceed to the second phase: providing a concept paper for review by the PERC Executive. Based on the review of the concept paper, the PI will be contacted for additional details or asked to proceed to the third phase: providing a full study protocol and budget for review by the PERC Executive and/or designated PERC members.