and Evaluation of Clinical Research Networks
The Inventory and Evaluation of Clinical Research Networks (IECRN)
funded by the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research and provides profiles
clinical research networks. The network profiles are summaries of
descriptive information about the networks, such as types of studies,
funding source, participating entities and special populations.
Primary Care Research Network (ePCRN)
The electronic Primary Care Research Network (ePCRN), allows primary
care practices to link with researchers conducting clinical research
anywhere in the United States. This program is funded by the Roadmap
Initiative of the National Institutes of Health, and administered
by the Federation of Practice Based Research Networks (FPBRN). Integrating
basic and clinical research, the ePCRN is one of the most promising
infrastructure developments in primary care.
Federation of Practice-Based Research Networks (FPBRN)
Established in November 1997, this site promotes the growth and development
of clinical investigation in practice settings in primary care medicine.
North American Primary Care Research
This is the site to get information on Primary Care Research. It
is an organization of mostly American and Canadian researchers.
There are many helpful articles and links.
Practice Inquiries Network (FPIN)
The mission of the FPIN is to be able to answer 80% of practicing
clinicians questions with an evidence-based answer in 60 seconds.
They are also collaborating with practicing physicians on what
are the questions they have so as to set a future research agenda
on issues pertinent to Primary Care Physicians.
The Patient Safety
Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in patient safety in the
various domains of healthcare by applying system-safety science,
systems-engineering principles and systems-management strategies
for building adaptive learning practices with self-empowered
teams providing care with highest professionalism and integrity