- Submit a Suggestion for Research
Submit a Suggestion for a New Evidence Review
The Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program reviews the available evidence on current health care tests, treatments, and methods of health care delivery and describes their advantages or disadvantages. These reviews are based on relevant published and unpublished scientific literature and provide comprehensive, science-based information to consumers, clinicians, and policymakers. Evidence reviews can help patients make better decisions about their health care options and can help clinicians and policymakers understand the benefits and harms of different tests and treatments.
Before you get started
When you submit a suggestion, you are nominating a potential topic for a future evidence review and subsequent translation products produced by the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program. If you want to read more about how to suggest a topic for an evidence review or learn about how a suggested evidence review topic is chosen, please go to Who Is Involved in the Effective Health Care Program. In this section of the EHC Program Web site, you may also read topics that were suggested by others or view an example of a completed topic nomination form. Your suggested topic as well as responses to the nomination questions (except personal identification information) will be posted for others to view in the Read Suggested Topics for Evidence Review section of the EHC Program Web site.
If you are interested in submitting ideas for primary research funding, please go to Funding Opportunities.
To nominate a topic for research
Please fill in the form below as completely as possible and click on "submit" at the end. If you prefer, you may fill out the Microsoft Word format (.doc) version of the form and e-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may print out the completed form and mail it to:
Kara Winchell, M.A.
AHRQ Effective Health Care Program
c/o Portland VA Medical Center (R&D 71)
3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
If you have any supporting documents you would like to include with your nomination, you can include them (if mailing), send them as additional attachments (if e-mailing), or upload them while submitting the online form. All topic nominations, including those submitted on paper, will appear in the read suggested topics for research section.