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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 Overview

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

Collaboration as a Researcher

Please reference the GPC Resource Guide for 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. 

Data Request Information

Site Level Data Characterization

  • All GPC sites participate in the PCORnet Common Data Model (CDM). Portions of each sites data characterization report have been uploaded on our site level data characterization page. This will give researchers an overview of the data at each site. 

SHRINE Information

  • To search for feasibility counts across the Greater Plains Collaborative, please visit our SNOW SHRINE page. 

GROUSE Information

  • GROUSE (Greater Plains Collaborative Reusable Observable Unified Study Environment) is a GPC project to obtain health insurance claims, please visit our GROUSE page to learn more about this rich data. 

I2B2 Information

  • All sites in the Greater Plains Collaborative have an i2b2 based repository. The University of Kansas Medical Center has numerous trainings. Please see our Guide to using HERON.

IRB Information 

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

SMART IRB Participating Institution



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.

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