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Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec;8(6):632-7. doi: 10.1111/cts.12363. Epub 2015 Nov 25.

Team Science Approach to Developing Consensus on Research Good Practices for Practice-Based Research Networks: A Case Study.

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1
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University (MetroNet Detroit Practice-based Research Network), Detroit, Michigan, USA.
2
Department of Family Medicine, University of Iowa (Iowa Research Network [IRENE]), Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
3
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine (Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network [OKPRN]), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
4
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center (Primary Care Research Consortium [PCRC]), Durham, North Carolina, USA.
5
Oregon Health & Science University (Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network [ORPRN]), Portland, Oregon, USA.
6
Department of Family Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, and Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, (Iowa Research Network [IRENE]), Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
7
Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Wisconsin Research and Education Network [WREN]), Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
8
Duke Clinical Research Institute (Primary Care Research Consortium [PCRC]), Durham, North Carolina, USA.
9
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico (Research Involving Outpatient Settings Network [RIOS Net]), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
10
Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
11
Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Abstract

Using peer learning strategies, seven experienced PBRNs working in collaborative teams articulated procedures for PBRN Research Good Practices (PRGPs). The PRGPs is a PBRN-specific resource to facilitate PBRN management and staff training, to promote adherence to study protocols, and to increase validity and generalizability of study findings. This paper describes the team science processes which culminated in the PRGPs. Skilled facilitators used team science strategies and methods from the Technology of Participation (ToPĀ®), and the Consensus Workshop Method to support teams to codify diverse research expertise in practice-based research. The participatory nature of "sense-making" moved through identifiable stages. Lessons learned include (1) team input into the scope of the final outcome proved vital to project relevance; (2) PBRNs with diverse domains of research expertise contributed broad knowledge on each topic; and (3) ToPĀ® structured facilitation techniques were critical for establishing trust and clarifying the "sense-making" process.

KEYWORDS:

facilitated consensus process; good practices; practice-based research networks; research practices; sense-making; team science

PMID:
26602516
PMCID:
PMC5351116
DOI:
10.1111/cts.12363
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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