The overall goal of the NIH HCS Research Collaboratory program is to strengthen the national capacity to implement cost-effective large-scale research studies that engage health care delivery organizations as research partners. The aim of the program is to provide a framework of implementation methods and best practices that will enable the participation of many health care systems in clinical research, not to support a defined health care research network. Research conducted in partnership with health care systems is essential to strengthen the relevance of research results to health practice.
The Collaboratory’s Health Care Systems Interactions Core Shares Lessons Learned & New Guidance. Two documents are now available describing lessons learned from the Pragmatic Clinical Trials (PCTs) supported by the Collaboratory and how training for PCTs differs from typical clinical research studies. Read a short description of and find links to the documents.