EMRA Member Survey Policy

EMRA Member Survey Policies

The policies below are excerpts from EMRA's Policy Compendium.


Surveys may be submitted to the EMRA Research Committee for consideration by all current EMRA members. The EMRA Research Committee will review the survey for scientific merit, research methodology, and potential benefit to the membership and organization. Feedback may be provided to survey authors by members of the EMRA Research Committee to help clarify or refine questions prior to distribution. Final approval of the survey lies with the EMRA Board of Directors.

Surveys intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals or abstract submission at national conferences should have approval from an Institutional Review Board prior to submission. The results of surveys not intended for peer-reviewed publication should have their findings published in EM Resident Magazine or on EMResident.org. Survey findings primarily published in peer-reviewed journals should be summarized in EM Resident Magazine or on EMResident.org.

Surveys should not solicit or advocate for commercial items and must also not engage in predatory tactics, with any potential conflicts to be arbitrated by the EMRA Research Committee.


The distribution of member emails will be limited to occasions by which the executive director feels that dissemination of such information is important for promoting the mission and goals of EMRA. Member emails will not be released to outside organizations.