Multicenter research priorities in pediatric CMR: results of a collaborative wiki survey

Rebecca S Beroukhim, Anthony Merlocco, Jennifer F Gerardin, Edythe Tham, Jyoti K Patel, Saira Siddiqui, Benjamin Goot, Kanwal Farooqi, Jonathan Soslow, Heynric Grotenhuis, Kan Hor, Vivek Muthurangu, Francesca Raimondi

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Multicenter studies in pediatric cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) improve statistical power and generalizability. However, a structured process for identifying important research topics has not been developed. We aimed to (1) develop a list of high priority knowledge gaps, and (2) pilot the use of a wiki survey to collect a large group of responses. Knowledge gaps were defined as areas that have been either unexplored or under-explored in the research literature. High priority goals were: (1) feasible and answerable from a multicenter research study, and (2) had potential for high impact on the field of pediatric CMR. Seed ideas were contributed by a working group and imported into a pairwise wiki survey format which allows for new ideas to be uploaded and voted upon ( ). Knowledge gaps were classified into 2 categories: 'Clinical CMR Practice' (16 ideas) and 'Disease Specific Research' (22 ideas). Over a 2-month period, 3,658 votes were cast by 96 users, and 2 new ideas were introduced. The 3 highest scoring sub-topics were myocardial disorders (9 ideas), translating new technology & techniques into clinical practice (7 ideas), and normal reference values (5 ideas). The highest priority gaps reflected strengths of CMR (e.g., myocardial tissue characterization; implementation of technologic advances into clinical practice), and deficiencies in pediatrics (e.g., data on normal reference values). The wiki survey format was effective and easy to implement, and could be used for future surveys.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9022
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2023


  • Biomedical Research
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Knowledge
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


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