July 19, 2022

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SIRS Research Harmonization Survey – Consensus Survey

We are a group of clinicians, researchers, and people with lived experience who are affiliated with the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS). We are exploring the harmonization of data across epidemiological first-episode psychosis research cohorts.

We are currently preparing a report that would provide some recommendations on key domains and variables that are of highest priority to include. Although we recognize that the data collected in research studies is highly dependent on the objectives of the study, we aim to identify a core set of variables to recommend for inclusion across all studies, which would allow researchers to combine data from multiple samples.

We are looking for input from a wide range of perspectives, including people with lived experience, caregivers, advocates, clinicians, and researchers. We want your input on the domains and variables that are most important to include in first-episode psychosis research cohorts. The survey should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.


You can find the survey here: SIRS Consensus Survey


If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dr. Wim Veling (w.veling@umcg.nl) or Dr. Kelly Anderson (kelly.anderson@schulich.uwo.ca).


Thank you for your contribution to the SIRS First-Episode Psychosis Research Harmonization Group!



SIRS-RHG Steering Committee