American Family Children's Hospital

The Survey Research Shared Resource (SRSR) was founded as a core service in July 1999. The mission of the service is to promote cancer research by providing the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) investigators with high quality, efficient, and low-cost assistance in designing and implementing cancer-related surveys. Services are offered to UWCCC members at a subsidized rate.

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The SRSR provides two main areas of services: Project Development and Data Collection.


Project Development services include:

  • Consultation services in survey design, study design, sample selection, Institutional Review Board applications and budget estimates
  • Support and guidance regarding questionnaire design, instrument identification, mode of administration, technical assistance for web surveys and design of reliability and validity sub-studies
  • Pilot testing including focus groups

Data Collection services include:

  • Subject identification and recruitment
  • Sample frame generation
  • Survey conduct including computer-assisted telephone interviews, mailed self-administered surveys, in-person interviews and medical record abstraction
  • Collection of biologic specimens
  • Data processing services including editing and coding of surveys, data entry, scanning readable forms and quality assurance
  • Data management services including database development and documentation; data collection, tracking and storage; and customized tracking systems and progress reports
  • Analytic dataset preparation  

Learn more about the Survey Research Shared Resource's Scientific Accomplishments.


Any published research which received funding from the UWCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), including the use of UWCCC Shared Resources to generate or analyze data or conduct clinical trials, must reference the UWCCC. See Acknowledging UWCCC in Publications, Posters and Presentations.



Faculty Leader
Amy Trentham-Dietz
(608) 263-1946

Facility Manager
Xiao Zhang, PhD
(608) 265-8780

General Information
SRSR staff email