PPTA Research Distribution Request Policy

This policy relates to the distribution of links to research projects by Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) members to other PPTA members.

Procedure:

PPTA members may request electronic distribution of links for research purposes by sending the following information to the Chapter Office (via electronic submission using link on website):

  1. Brief (3-5 sentences) description of the project (this is the information that will accompany the link that will be sent via email distribution).
  2. IRB (Institutional Review Board) name and approval date
  3. Link to research information

PPTA members must be aware of the following procedures when requesting research survey link distribution:

  1. Research must be related to the practice of physical therapy.
  2. Research links will be distributed on the first electronic (email) communication of the month. Links will not be placed on social media.
  3. Research links will be accessed at the discretion of individual members. 
  4. Research links will be sent only once per month, but individuals may request permission for distribution across several months.
  5. PPTA will not distribute links to research for individuals who are not PPTA members.

Requests to distribute research links from external agencies engaged in work that will benefit PPTA members will be considered by the Practice and Research Committee. Organizations with projects meeting this criteria should contact the PPTA Office and include the required information above. The Office will work with the Practice and Research Committee to determine if the research is eligible for distribution to PPTA membership.

ALL research requests are subject to membership verification.

Research Distribution Request Form