Neuro Surveys | CNSF

Your opinion and experience makes a difference. Please consider taking some time to provide your input on any of the following surveys / studies that would apply to you and your profession.

These surveys are not created or endorsed by the CNSF. They are posted on behalf of our members and related specialties in an attempt to assist in research. *Surveys will automatically be removed in 3 months.

If you wish to share a survey with the CNSF Membership, please email with the following details;

  • ethics approval and rationale/protocol
  • plan for this data
  • faculty name overseeing this study
  • informed consent component, the name and contact of the PI, and the REB of record noted.

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International Neuroethics Patent Initiative and Open Neuroscience Exploration

Dear Colleagues, we would be grateful if you could kindly complete the survey. The voice of clinicians in the neurological sciences is essential in bringing new knowledge and guidance to Canada for this evolving landscape. Below is a link to a survey we are conducting on patents and open neuroscience for the neurosciences in Canada. This survey will close on March 24th.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Anna Nuechterlein, Research Coordinator -

Dr Zelma Kiss (University of Calgary) -

and Dr Judy Illes (UBC) -

Posted: March 3, 2023

Virtual Dementia Care Working Group of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)

Your input needed for survey on virtual cognitive assessment readiness

Dr. Megan O’Connell and Dr. Maiya Geddes, who co-lead the CCNA Virtual Dementia Care Working Group, have created a survey titled “Expert Consensus on Red Flags for Remote Cognitive Diagnosis”.

The aim of the survey is to develop a set of agreed-upon patient, clinician and contextual indicators that suggest a cognitive assessment via telemedicine should be avoided in a certain patient.

We invite you to complete the survey, available in both English and French. 

Questions or comments; Dr Nathan Friedman – 

Posted: March 3, 2023

International study on End of Life – Preferences vs Clinical Practice

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is collaborating with universities and physician organizations across Europe, North America and Australia on a research study entitled “Physician Reported End-of-life Decision Preferences: a multinational cross-sectional survey study” (PROPEL).    The aim of the study is to gain insights into:  

  • physicians’ personal preferences related to end-of-life decisions  
  • the influences on those preferences 
  • the connection between personal preferences and clinical practice

We are seeking your input in order to achieve meaningful scientific results. PROPEL SURVEY LINK - CANADA   This survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes and can be started then finished later.Thank you -   Dr. James Downar - Principal Investigator, Critical Care and Palliative Care Specialist, Associate Professor, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute 

For questions or concerns please contact: 

Sarah Mroz, MPH, MSc - Executive researcher, End-of-Life Care Research Group, VUB & UGent -

Posted: March 3, 2023

Accessing Deep Brain Stimulation in Canada

A group of researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (Dr. Melissa Lannon and Dr. Sunjay Sharma, Division of Neurosurgery), are conducting a research study to determine if patients across Canada have reasonable access to deep brain stimulation treatment and if any barriers exist to accessing this surgical treatment for motor disorders. You are being invited to complete the brief, voluntary survey as a part of this research study. Two separate surveys are provided. One for Neurologists and one for Neurosurgeons. Both are available in English and French.

Posted: March 3, 2023

Current stroke physician practices for treatment of patients with transient neurological deficits and DWI negative MRIs

This survey is being completed to support a new grant application for a large, international clinical trial looking at the treatment of patients with transient neurological deficits and DWI negative MRIs.

The survey is looking at current stroke physician practices in this area. We are hoping to complete this trial in multiple countries including Canada. The survey takes around a minute to complete.

Thank you for your participation. Project PI Dr Shelagh Coutts


Posted: January 6, 2023