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Practice-Based Research Networks

Iowa Research Network (IRENE)

IRENE is a practice-based research network of family physicians.

Director: Barcey T. Levy, PhD, MD 
Associate Director: Jeanette M. Daly, RN, PhD
Associate Director: Maresi Berry-Stoelzle, PhD, MD

National Interdisciplinary Primary Care Network (NIPC)

NIPC is a practice-based research network of pharmacists.

Director: Barry L. Carter, PharmD

Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) Research Good Practices (AHRQ)

Developed by the following PBRNs:

  • Duke Primary Care Research Consortium (PCRC): Durham, North Carolina Rowena J. Dolor, MD, MHS and V. Beth Patterson, RN
  • Iowa Research Network (IRENE): Iowa City, Iowa Jeanette Daly, RN, PhD and Barcey Levy, PhD, MD
  • Metropolitan Detroit Research Network (MetroNet): Detroit, Michigan Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, PhD, MSN and Anne Victoria Neale, PhD, MPH
  • Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN): Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Cheryl B. Aspy, PhD and Zsolt J. Nagykaldi, PhD
  • Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN): Portland, Oregon Lyle J. Fagnan, MD and LeAnn Michaels, BA
  • Research Involving Outpatient Settings Network (RIOS Net): Albuquerque, New Mexico Miria Kano, PhD, Andrew Sussman, PhD, and Robert L. Williams, MD, MPH
  • Wisconsin Research & Education Network (WREN), University of Wisconsin-Madison Hannah A. Louks, MS and Paul Smith, MD

The "PBRN Research Good Practices" is a compendium of recommended research procedures developed by network directors and coordinators from 7 PBRNs. This compendium is organized into 4 chapters: (1) Building PBRN Infrastructure; (2) Study Development and Implementation; (3) Data Management; and (4) Dissemination Policies. The full document is available at PBRN Research Good Practices (PRGPs)