Funding for this research was provided by:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FDN# 143237, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, PJT-153045, FDN# 143269)
National Health and Medical Research Council (1143429)
Western University (John and Susan McDonald Endowed Chair)
Scottish Government (Chief Scientist Office)
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Received: 7 August 2018
Accepted: 8 November 2018
First Online: 20 November 2018
: Stuart G. Nicholls is a Senior Clinical Research Associate at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).Kelly Carroll is a research Coordinator at the OHRI in the Clinical Epidemiology Program.Jamie C. Brehaut is Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, OHRI and Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa.Charles Weijer is Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, and Professor in the Departments of Philosophy, Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University.Spencer Hey is a Faculty Member, Harvard Center for Bioethics; Research Scientist, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL), Brigham and Women’s Hospital.Cory E. Goldstein is a doctoral student in Philosophy and a resident member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University.Merrick Zwarenstein is Professor, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine & Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.Ian D Graham is Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, OHRI; Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa; Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Queen’s University; and Honorary Professor, Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Melbourne Australia; Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, New York Academic of Medicine and Royal Society of Canada.Joanne McKenzie is a biostatistician and Senior Research Fellow, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.Lauralyn McIntyre is Critical Care Physician at The Ottawa Hospital; Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; and, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.Vipul Jairath is the John and Susan McDonald chair in inflammatory bowel disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Western University; and, Director of Medical Research and Development at Robarts Clinical Trials.Marion Campbell is Professor of Health Services Research in the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), University of Aberdeen.Jeremy M. Grimshaw is Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, OHRI; Full Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake.Dean A. Fergusson is Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, OHRI; Director, Clinical Epidemiology Program, OHRI; Full Professor, Departments of Medicine, Surgery, & the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa; Endowed Chair, Clinical Epidemiology Program, OHRI/University of Ottawa; Scientific Co-Lead, Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit, Government of Ontario and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.Monica Taljaard is a biostatistician and Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, OHRI; and, Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa.
: Potential participants will be sent an invitation letter, information sheet, and consent form. All participants will provide an initial consent to arrange an interview, either in person or in writing. Consent will be re-affirmed verbally from all participants on the date of the interview. This study received ethics approval from the Ottawa Health Science Network Research Ethics Board #20170435-01H.
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