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.
Collaboratory Publications on Research Ethics
Members of the Collaboratory's Regulatory/Ethics core group recently published three articles in the American Journal of Bioethics. The articles address various questions related to research on medical practices including: shared medical decision making, patient viewpoints on research concerning medical practice, and the ethics of research conducted in usual health care settings.