TABLE 5-1An Approach to Achieving a New Research Vision

New People and Skills
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Strategic faculty recruitment
  • Expansion and training of research support staff
  • New partners (e.g., industry, nongovernmental organizations, faith-based organizations, payers, government, public, diverse communities, patients, general public)
  • New venues (e.g., community-based research)
  • Training to provide new skills, including interprofessional training
  • Incentives within academia to support all types of health researchers (e.g., academic home, revised promotion, tenure criteria)
New Infrastructure
  • Information technology investments (e.g., electronic health records, regional health information organizations, personal health records)
  • Biostatistics and data management support
  • Biorepositories
  • Streamlined clinical research approval processes
  • Efficient intellectual property policies
  • Links between academia, industry, and venture capitalists
New Investments and Incentives
  • Expanded funding for clinical, translational, and social health research by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, foundations, others
  • Identification of new funding sources, especially for T2 and T3, behavioral, public health, and social health research
  • Increased organizational investment in translational research cores (e.g., informatics, clinical research nurses)
  • National coordination of research resources (e.g., informatics linkages, data sharing)

From: 5, Implementation Priorities

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Learning What Works: Infrastructure Required for Comparative Effectiveness Research: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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