SAU Membership Survey or Postings Policy/Guidelines (Updated March 2017) Membership Survey or Postings Approval Survey Request Form Please review the membership survey policy before submitting a request. All requests for membership surveys or postings will be reviewed and vetted by the SAU Survey Review Committee. All membership surveys or postings must receive approval from the SAU Survey Review Committee. Membership Survey or Postings Guidelines Membership survey requests or postings that include an SAU member as the principal investigator or an integral part of the investigative team will be charged a $250 fee. Membership posting requests for any marketing/industry material will be charged a $1,500 fee. Membership survey or posting requests that do not include an SAU member as the principal investigator or an integral part of the investigative team will be charged a $1,500 fee. Surveys must be intended to lead to a presentation and publication. Survey requests submitted should include: An introductory statement that will be sent to the membership explaining the purpose of the survey. A clearly delineated proposed hypothesis for the survey. This may not be appropriate to provide to those who are completing the survey. Estimated time to complete the survey. Must take less than 10 minutes to complete. Surveys should be limited in length to a maximum of 10 questions, unless justification for additional questions can be provided. Link to the survey on Survey Monkey. Plan for utilization of survey results. Surveys collecting data for potential publication/presentation need to provide a rationale for the sample size used in the survey. The statistics and power calculations should be provided, and membership must be able to meet those calculations (i.e. what proportion of solicited members must respond to meet those calculations). If questions or answers are ambiguous, the committee members may edit/suggest different wording. Membership Survey Results The plan for what will be done with the results of the survey needs to be clearly outlined in the proposal request. Survey results must acknowledge SAU (as an organization/membership) in publication. Membership Survey Frequency SAU Membership surveys will be limited to approximately one per month or three per quarter. At least 21 days will be required from the close of the previous survey before the next approved membership survey will be sent. Each survey will be sent to the SAU membership as an initial request, with one follow up reminder email sent approximately two weeks after the initial request. Members will be given 14 days to complete the survey. Then 7 days after the follow up reminder email. After approximately 21 days, the survey will be closed.