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2012 HSR&D/QUERI National Conference Abstract

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2012 National Meeting

2023 — Inside the VA/DoD Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research

Resnik LJ, Providence VA Medical Center; Reiber GE, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System; Steager PJ, Providence VA Medical Center; Evans RK, US Army, Center for the Intrepid; Barnabe K, Providence VA Medical Center;

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 VA/DoD 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) provide 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.

Activities:
Using the Guidebook as the source document, this workshop will include an overview with slides, a panel presentation/discussion and audience Q&A. The Guidebook provides suggestions for seeking a collaborator; planning, crafting, and submitting a proposal; and formalizing the collaboration. It provides examples of successful and unsuccessful collaborations, a list of commonly used acronyms, and links to additional resources. The workshop will include tips from experienced researchers on how to maximize available resources.

Target Audience:
Health services researchers interested in VA/DoD research collaboration.

Assumed Audience Familiarity with Topic:
Varied


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