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 program currently supports a series of clinical trial Demonstration Projects that take place at the site of care with health care delivery systems participating as full research partners. These "pragmatic" clinical trials address a range of pressing public health concerns and take place at medical centers across the country. Lessons learned from these projects are being documented by the Collaboratory to inform the design and implementation of future pragmatic trials. Read full descriptions of each pragmatic clinical trial Demonstration Project.
The program also supports a Collaboratory Coordinating Center that organizes Collaboratory activities and disseminates the lessons learned by the Collaboratory. The Coordinating Center provides critical infrastructure to address the unique challenges of pragmatic clinical trials. For example, the Coordinating Center oversees a number of Cores/Working Groups that each focus on a unique aspect of conducting pragmatic clinical trials. The Cores/Working Groups then provide essential guidance to the Demonstration Projects. Learn more about the Collaboratory Cores/Working Groups.
Visit the Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory website maintained by the Collaboratory Coordinating Center for detailed information on:
This page last reviewed on May 8, 2017