Program Snapshot

NIH Collaboratory Graphic IdentityThe 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 the effectiveness and efficiency of “pragmatic” clinical trials by creating resources and best practices for collaborative research with healthcare systems in real-world clinical settings. As opposed to randomized controlled trials that test efficacy of a treatment in a strictly controlled population, pragmatic clinical trials are designed to provide health care providers real world evidence on the benefit and risks of particular treatment options.

This page last reviewed on October 16, 2018