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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.

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.

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