Practice-Based Research Design and Recruitment (SF Bay CRN) Consultation

SF Bay CRN is UCSF's primary health care practice-based research network. We provide practice- based research consultation at all phases of the research process, from project design to implementation. We welcome consultation requests from UCSF faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dentistry, as well as from community-based health care organizations and providers.

Types of assistance we provide:

  • General information about SF Bay CRN
  • Letters of support from SF Bay CRN and our community stakeholders
  • Engagement with practice-based researchers at UCSF and in community settings
  • Practical practice-based research designs
  • Grant proposal reviews
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) issues at UCSF and in community practice settings
  • Administering electronic surveys to SF Bay CRN clinicians
  • Convening focus groups of SF Bay CRN clinicians and/or patients
  • Site recruitment for practice-based clinical trials
  • Memoranda of understanding between researchers and healthcare organizations/practices
  • Assistance with on-site research activities and/or data collection
  • Dissemination of practice-based research findings to the SF Bay CRN membership

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