Richard Platt, MD, MS
Professor and Chair
Harvard Medical School
Department of Population Medicine
Kevin Haynes, PharmD, MSCE
Denise Boudreau, PhD
Senior Scientific Investigator
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD
Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health, and Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Executive Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Christopher B. Granger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Millions More People, Stronger Collaborations: The New and Improved NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network
Embedded clinical research; Distributed research network; Administrative claims data; Multisite research; Sentinel System; Electronic health data; National registries; Common data model; Curated research data
- The NIH Collaboratory Distributed Research Network (DRN) enables investigators funded by the NIH and other not-for-profit sponsors to collaborate with investigators based in health plans that participate in the FDA’s Sentinel System.
- Examples from an array of real-world research studies highlight strengths of conducting collaborative research using the DRN.
- Among the DRN’s attributes are the abilities to embed a randomized clinical trial in real-world clinical settings, to direct outreach to providers and patients/families, and to determine feasibility with high accuracy to allow confidence in planning of ambitious clinical trials.
The DRN is optimized for multicenter research and depends on partnerships. It was developed to enable productive research collaborations.
How do investigators who are not embedded in participating health systems learn to work effectively in the DRN?
Read more about the NIH Collaboratory’s DRN.
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