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Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Center for Research and Quality
How to Start a Project
  1. Please indicate whether the study requires new data collection or requests a new analysis of an existing CHSS database.

  2. Provide a 1-2 page proposal outlining the research project to the research committee chair: Dr. James K. Kirklin

  3. Include the following brief sections about the research question
    1. A statement of the research question, including your research hypothesis
    2. Background information, including a brief review of existing literature and a summary of any existing CHSS publications/studies on the subject of interest
    3. Specific aims
    4. Proposed data to be collected
    5. Data Analysis plan

  4. Summary of resource expectations, including a proposed budget

  5. Proposed source of funding for new data collection

  6. Timeline for the study

  7. Any additional key authors

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