Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) engage in numerous ways with health care providers and other members of health care organizations. This engagement can be described along a continuum:
- Level 1. Philosophical agreement on and support for the importance of research to the improvement of care
- Level 2. Awareness of research opportunities, identifying potential participants and referring appropriate people to specific studies
- Level 3. Collecting and interpreting data
- Level 4. Writing proposals and manuscripts, analyzing data, and conducting or managing a study
Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Health System Practice-Based Research Network (MCHS PBRN)
- Learn what it means to engage in practice-based research.
- The MCHS PBRN has resources of its own and can connect you to others as well. Learn more.
- The MCHS PBRN connects dozens of clinics and hundreds of providers across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, as well as community-based, government, academic and other agencies nationwide — learn more. We also work closely with other PBRNs.
- Learn more about our published research and presentations and get assistance with PBRN literature. Access our bibliography.
- Read our operating guidelines.