Health Services Research

“Research Ready” Engages Clinic Staff to Support Research in Healthcare Settings

LPHI’s Research Ready project, funded by a Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), created tools to help foster the engagement healthcare staff in the conduct of clinic-based research. Staff members, such as nurses and medical assistants, are often called upon to help with research activities but are not effectively engaged and oriented to research. LPHI gathered experiences and perspectives from healthcare staff and researchers to inform the development of materials to better engage clinic staff and prepare them for their important role in supporting research activities in healthcare settings.

Implementation opportunity
LPHI has received funding from PCORI to implement and evaluate the Research Ready training in outpatient practices throughout the United States. We are currently recruiting practices to implement the training between November 2020 and March 2021.

Practices will receive a stipend for participating, as will the individual staff members who complete the training and evaluation. The training is available in the following formats: self-study workbook, e-learning, virtual session, and in-person session (as COVID-19 policies permit). If your clinic is interested in participating, please contact Daniele Farrisi for more information.

For a full listing of resources, please visit the Research Ready Training Resources page located here.