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Greater Plains Collaborative CDRN Collaboration

Collaboration is critical to address many research questions in clinical and translational sciences. There has been extensive interest from CDRNs, PPRNs, community partners, academia in general, and private industry to collaborate with the Greater Plains Collaborative CDRN.


Collaboration Activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Development and validation of computable phenotypes (algorithms to identify patients)
  • Prep to Research activities such as obtaining counts for feasibility or sample size estimates
  • Research on de-identified and limited electronic health record data
  • Identification of patients across the Greater Plains Collaborative CDRN
  • Contact of potential study subjects through phone, email, and other modalities
  • Survey Research
  • Observational research
  • Pragmatic clinical research
  • Hypothesis Generation
  • Stakeholder Engagement (Patients/Families, Clinicians, Clinics, etc)
  • Health Information Technology support for patient-facing studies
    • Electronic survey
    • Electronic payment
    • Electronic decision support for trial delivery

All of our GPC institutions have signed on to SMART IRB.

SMART IRB Participating Institution

Submit a Greater Plains Collaborative CDRN Research Opportunity Assessment Request


Submit a Response to a PCORnet Front Door Collaboration Request (for GPC Investigators)


Submitting Grants Leveraging the Greater Plains Collaborative CDRN

Please feel free to use the following templates for Letters of Support, Grant Submissions leveraging the GPC, and Budget Justifications for developing your GPC CDRN project proposal budget. 


GPC Logos to Download


Collaboration as a Researcher

If you are a Researcher who would like to make a data request from the Greater Plains Collaborative, please visit our Researcher Resources page to learn how to submit requests for feasibility counts, de-identified data, or limited data. The University of Kansas Medical Center is an example of an i2b2 based repository, please see our Guide to using HERON (Healthcare Enterprise Repository for Ontological Narration) as an example.


Collaboration as a Patient

The Greater Plains Collaborative is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and as such we are always trying to involve patients in our activities as much as possible. We need patient collaborators to attend our events, help plan our studies, and to guide the direction we take as a network. If you are a patient who wishes to collaborate with the GPC as a Patient Advisor, please visit our Patient Resources page to see ways you can get involved.