Building capacity for all to do primary care research
The David Braley Primary Care Research Collaborative (PCRC) aims to build capacity for all to do primary care research that will inform clinical practice, primary care systems and policy, and education.
A highlight of this initiative is TRAction: A Toolkit for Research in Action, which provides step-by-step easily accessible resources to help people develop their research skills in manageable pieces. Soon to be available online is a modular learning version geared toward new researchers and faculty.
Pilot projects are underway in two cohorts (6 investigators) through a mentored pilot project grant process that offers enhanced research support for new investigators and a supportive community of practice.
Furthermore, a patient and public advisory group for engagement in research is nearing fruition with two patient advisors currently involved and a detailed plan on how to work with patient/public advisors in research.
On the Faculty Portal are three wikis for sharing research knowledge and experience: journals for publication, research scales/questionnaires, and good funding sources. The wikis are also accessible internally via the DFM-Research SharePoint.
Coming soon: A module on the evidence for generalism and the launch of an asynchronous “café scientifique” to foster research ideas.Research Project Update