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Program Snapshot

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.


Program Highlights

Visit the HCS Research Collaboratory website for in-depth program information.
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Collaboratory Publications on Research Ethics
Image of a Doctor Typing on a Computer 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.

Archived Video of the Ethical & Regulatory Issues of Pragmatic Clinical Trials Workshop Now Available! If you missed the May 10 Workshop, now you can watch the proceedings at your leisure. Watch the archived videocast. See more information about the workshop in general.

Electron microscope image of Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) bacteria. Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)​Collaboratory Pragmatic Trial to Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections Completes its Intervention Phase. The Active Bathing to Eliminate (ABATE) Infection trial has completed the phase of the trial where patients were treated and data were collected. The large-scale trial was designed to assess an approach for reducing multidrug-resistant organisms and hospital-associated infections. Now the study team heads into the data cleaning and analysis phase. Read more about this major milestone for the ABATE trial.

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.


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