Protocol Submission

Please complete the form below to submit your protocol to the Scientific Committee of ISLS.

You may download a paper version of this form in Word format. 
Salutation, full name and degrees Institution / Department, City & Country
Please include above the details of the Primary Investigator of this study.
Salutation, full name and degrees Institution / Department, City & Country
more Study Group Members
You may add additional collaborators (max 100).
For every collaborator, we will create an account with and they will be able to view and edit your study protocol.

Study Details:

Indicate the study’s design with a commonly used term in the title or the abstract

Provide here an informative and balanced summary of what will be done and how. 
Explain the scientific background and rationale for the investigation to be conducted. Consider reporting on what is known, what is not known?
State specific objectives, including any prespecified hypotheses.
Present key elements of study design 
Describe the setting, locations, and relevant dates, including periods of recruitment, exposure, follow-up, and data collection. Include center eligibility criteria.
Give the eligibility criteria, and the sources and methods of selection of participants. Describe methods of follow-up.
Clearly define all outcomes, exposures, predictors, potential confounders, and effect modifiers. Give diagnostic criteria, if applicable. 
Below, you will have the option to upload your excel file of all the list of variables associated with your study.
List of Variables / Case Report Form Upload (optional)
Please optionally upload below your list of variables preferably in excel format or the Case Report Form (CRF) in word or PDF format. By submitting your list of variables or CRF with your protocol, we will create and electronic CRF for you and all your collaborators to help with a more easy, secure, and complete data collection. Please include the variable names, allowed values, and which ones should be mandatory or not to complete the submission of each case.
One file only.
512 MB limit.
Allowed types: xls, xlsx, doc, docx, txt, rtf, pdf, odt, odp, ods.
For each variable of interest, give sources of data and details of methods of assessment (measurement)
Describe any efforts to address potential sources of bias
Explain how the study size will be arrived at.
Explain how quantitative variables will be handled in the analyses. If applicable, describe which groupings will be chosen and why.
Describe all statistical methods, including those to control for confounding. Describe any methods to examine subgroups and interactions. Explain how missing data will be addressed. If applicable, explain how loss to follow-up will be addressed. Describe any sensitivity analyses if applicable.
Please provide the Scientific Committee with a short cover letter regarding your study and protocol submission.