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Rare Epilepsy Network: REN Newsletters – 2017 August to November 2018

Quarterly newsletter of the Rare Epilepsy Network - developed by the REN program manager to disseminate information to REN participants, Steering Committee members, and the public.

LikeBrandy Fureman, PhD   Updated: April 1, 2019

Rare Epilepsy Network: Rare organization snapshot template

This template was created to capture information about 30+ rare epilepsy organizations in the Rare Epilepsy Network. We have used these snapshots in workshop materials to provide a quick overview of each organization for meeting participants.

LikeBrandy Fureman, PhD   Updated: April 1, 2019

DuchenneConnect PPRN Resources: Responses to Community Needs and Data Reporting

This describes the resources of The Duchenne Registry and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy’s online platforms. The authors of these materials are Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy staff, RTI staff, and community advisors (individuals with Duchenne, parents, clinical and research experts). The need for these tools and content were identified through: voting and ranking at PPMD annual meetings; social media and social engagement platforms; advisory committees, work groups and roundtables; survey and interview data. Duchenne Registry 10-year report: Objective is to report, in a community-friendly approach, aggregated data from the registry. Published on January 15, 2019. Clinical Trials: This section helps parents...

LikeMadelyn McKeague   Updated: April 1, 2019

PCORnet CC: Dissemination of Results

A guidance document from the Research Innovations Workgroup of the PCORnet Research Committee. Published: September 4, 2018 Authors: Tim Carey, Tom Carton, Elizabeth Cope, Sue Friedman, Rebecca Moultrie, Jamie Roberts, and Frances Weaver

LikeMina Baqai   Updated: March 20, 2019

Best Practice Sharing Session: Clinic Staff as a Unique Stakeholder Group in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet) and LPHI discuss the role of clinic staff in patient-centered outcomes research. Through a project funded by the PCORI Eugene Washington Engagement Award, LPHI implemented pragmatic research studies that resulted in a training workbook to help clinic staff better understand the research process and eliminate implicit bias. Speaker: Daniele Farrisi Presented: March 19, 2019

LikeMadelyn McKeague   Updated: March 20, 2019

PCORnet CMS Data Linkage Team: Pilot Linkage Project Process and Results

PCORnet’s CMS Linkage Pilot Team has released a white paper to help others learn more about how to use Medicare claims data to support studies. The pilot team developed a process for using Medicare claims data to supplement PCORnet data in pragmatic clinical trials such as the ADAPTABLE study, which compares the effectiveness of different daily aspirin dosing for heart attack and stroke prevention. The project team describes the processes and data flows used successfully in the pilot, as well as lessons learned and recommendations. Published: January 30, 2019 Authors: Bradley G. Hammill, Yinghong Zhang, Laura G. Qualls, L. Russell Waitman,...

LikeKathleen Murphy   Updated: March 5, 2019

PCORnet CC: Direct to Patient Recruitment Resources

The goal of this guidance document is to provide researchers a brief introduction to tools aimed at direct- to-consumer recruitment to research networks and trials. While the review isn’t a comprehensive landscape analysis of the entire tool domain, it’s an accurate snapshot of tool development and utilization across PCORnet and the TIN in 2017–2018. Many of the tools presented and lessons learned are still in development, but this document will provide a useful primer for researchers seeking guidance and examples of direct-to-consumer recruitment. Published: January 25, 2019 Authors: Tim Carey, Tom Carton, Elizabeth Cope, Sue Friedman, Rebecca Moultrie, Jamie Roberts, and...

LikeMina Baqai   Updated: March 5, 2019

ABOUT Network: Researcher Collaboration Request Form

The form used by the ABOUT Network and FORCE for researchers to request their patient engagement efforts and services. Published: January 2, 2019 Author: Sue Friedman, DVM

LikeSue Friedman   Updated: March 5, 2019

Best Practice Sharing Session: Engagement in PCORnet 1.0: Results of the Engagement Assessment Project

PCORnet has prioritized engagement as a key function in transforming healthcare research. However, there was little investment in capturing and scientifically assessing engagement activities in PCORnet. The Genetic Alliance Coordinating Center set out to capture, review and publish the resources, best practices, and lessons learned from PCORnet and its networks. Presented: November 20, 2018 Speakers: Sharon Terry, MA and Andrea Goodman, MSW, MPH

LikeMadelyn McKeague   Updated: March 5, 2019

ABX Study: Manuscript Development Process SOP

The purpose of this Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) is to establish a uniform process for PCORnet studies to follow when developing manuscripts and defining and contracting participating authors. Published: November 9, 2018

LikeMadelyn McKeague   Updated: March 6, 2019

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