The mission of the Survey Methods Core (SMC) facility is to assist Moffitt Cancer Center members with the design, implementation, and execution of research involving survey methods. Services provided by the SMC include consultations on research design, methods, and implementation, as well as the production and processing of scannable, web-based, and Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) surveys. Also offered are consultations about qualitative methods, including interviews, focus groups, and cognitive debriefing. The core has grown significantly since 2006. In addition to increasing and enhancing the range of services, the Core has added technical staff and expanded its physical space. The Core has more than doubled its space and now has four computer workstations in 300 square feet of space, as well as 300 square feet in a private CATI lab with four telephone interviewing stations. Currently there are three full-time positions and one part-time interviewer position. Since its inception, the SMC has implemented a working chargeback structure, increased its technical staff, and enhanced its menu of services. The Core's user base has been extended to include members from the Experimental Therapeutics and Molecular Oncology and Drug Discovery programs as well as those from the Health Outcomes and Behavior and Cancer Epidemiology. The Core requests CCSG Support of $83,457 which is 48% of its current operational budget. Over 84% of usage is by Moffitt members and peer-reviewed.

Public Health Relevance

Survey methods are vital tools in cancer prevention, detection, and control research and are increasingly useful in clinical investigations of new cancer therapies. The data collection process, particularly for large-scale studies and studies using multiple sites, can be time consuming;however, services provided by the SMC have streamlined the process.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA076292-15
Application #
8495978
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-02-01
Budget End
2014-01-31
Support Year
15
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$43,816
Indirect Cost
$17,813
Name
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
139301956
City
Tampa
State
FL
Country
United States
Zip Code
33612
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