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2011 HSR&D National Meeting Abstract

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2011 National Meeting

2018 — Improving VA/DoD Healthcare Research Collaboration

Resnik L (Providence VA Medical Center), Evans R , Reiber G (VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle; University of Washington), Eisen S (HSR&D Central Office)

Workshop Objectives:
Collaboration and working for a common goal is a guiding principle of the VA/DoD Joint Strategic Plan for 2009-2011. While the number of Direct Sharing Agreements between 100 VA medical centers and 124 DoD medical facilities is increasing (n=280), VA/DoD collaborative research has been slower to advance. To foster collaborative research, the “Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research” was prepared in 2010 as a joint initiative between HSR&D/ORD and DoD Healthcare Research Programs. This workshop will: 1. facilitate collaborative human subject healthcare research between VA and DoD by providing researchers with an introduction to collaboration and the information needed to more effectively identify and partner with researchers with common research interests; 2. identify the types, benefits, and challenges of inter-agency research collaboration and resources for VA and DoD; and 3. summarize VA and DoD procedures and protocols that VA and DoD researchers need to follow in their collaborative efforts.

The Guidebook provides suggestions for seeking a collaborator, planning, crafting and submitting a proposal and formalizing the collaboration. In addition, it provides examples of successful and unsuccessful research collaborations, a list of commonly used acronyms, and links to additional resources. We provide tips from experienced researchers on how to maximize available resources. The workshop will include panel presentations and discussion using the Guidebook as the source document.

Target Audience:
Health Services Researchers interested in VA/DoD research collaboration.

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