The burden of drug-resistant infections continues to threaten our arsenal of antibiotics. Despite the rise in genomic sequencing of clinical isolates, there is a lack of evidence-based guidelines and standardization when it comes to reporting results of genome sequencing. To address this gap, we aim to create a software tool that can automate genomic sequencing reports and provide valuable information regarding antibiotic resistance and susceptibility. It is our aim for this tool to be used to reduce resistance as well as improve patient outcomes.
We are conducting this survey to assess the current state of genomic sequencing reporting, the current challenges, and recommendations for the content and design of our automated reports. The survey population consists of clinicians, diagnosticians, and public health officials. The survey consists of both qualitative and quantitative questions. The survey is divided into three sections consisting of the following:
i) demographic information
ii) current practices associated with genomic sequencing reporting and knowledge about sequencing, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and genomics
iii) improvements to current reporting practices.
Three months after the survey period is over, we will share our findings on the McArthur lab website (mcarthurbioinformatics.ca/). These findings will be used to design standardized genomic sequencing report templates.
This survey will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Any questions that you do not want to answer you can skip over without any consequences. Once you submit the survey, it will not be possible to withdraw from the study. The survey will be open until May 18th at 5 PM. As a thank you, upon completion of the survey, you will have the option of entering a raffle for one of 83 $15 Tim Hortons gift cards. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Mugdha Dave of McMaster University at email@example.com.
There are 30 questions in this survey.