Agenda • Introductions • What is a Focus Group? • IAR Process within existing Peer Review • IAR Workflow • Process 1 Details (SRA Prepares Meeting/Reviewers for IAR) • Process 2 Details (Reviewer Registers for IAR)
Focus Group • Technique to communicate effectively with end-users in the design & development of a system. • Sessions will focus on requirements gathering & validation
Focus Groups help Project Team to: • Finalize requirements & gain consensus • Understand the workflow, data model, functions, dependencies, & business rules • Define scope of versions to be delivered • Define user roles for data & function security
Focus Groups help Project Team to: • Identify issues (e.g., policy, changes in business practices) • Verify the draft design and obtain consensus • Review and critique the prototype • Visual walkthrough of screens • ‘Test-Drive’ screens
Focus Groups help Project Team to: • Help test pre-production system • Outline the rollout plan • Participate in production pilot
Focus Group Rules • Be sensitive to time, follow agenda, & stay focused • Participants should respect the rights of others & avoid speaking out of turn • All participants are equal • Participants must commit to follow on meetings • Avoid excessive discussions on highly technical issues unless necessary
Overall Process Flow How does Internet Assisted Review fit into the existing Peer Review process? Where does Streamlining fit into the process?
Process 1. SRA Prepares Meeting/ Reviewers for IAR: SRA finalizes meeting assignments, selects meeting for IAR and specifies critique submission and other deadlines. Process 2. Reviewer Registers for IAR: Reviewer account creation and registration via email. 6. Summary Statement drafts are built from critiques. 4. Read-Only Phase: After submission deadline, Reviewers “may” read other Reviewer’s critiques. Reviewers must contact SRA to get a late critique submitted (manually by SRA). If a reviewer has not submitted, the SRA “may” block the Reviewer from reading. 5. Optional Edit Phase: After the meeting, Reviewers “may” modify their critiques. 3. Reviewers log in and submit critiques and preliminary priority scores for their applications.
Detailed Processes • Overall Workflow for IAR • Process 1 Details – SRA Prepares Meeting/Reviewers for IAR • Process 2 Details – Reviewer Registers for IAR