This laboratory provides regional infrastructure for the development, testing and evaluation of practical clinical strategies to implement shared decision making (SDM). It supports the development of a primary care practice-based research network of the 12 family practice teaching units (FPTU) of Université Laval. This laboratory was launched in 2006-2007 with funding from the Canada Foundation of Innovation (CFI) and has provided infrastructure for primary care research at the point of care. Dr Légaré was awarded two CFI awards: the first in 2006 helped launched the laboratory in 5 urban family teaching sites and the second in 2011 helped launch the laboratory in the remaining 7 semi-rural and rural sites.
More specifically, the laboratory offers:
1. A multifunctional venue for training activities and for data collection on the practices of health professionals;
2. A networking centre for multisite research projects;
3. A location for the storing, retrieving and analysis of large quantities of electronic video data; and
4. A dedicated research space with essential information, technology hardware and software, and the necessary office material and furniture.
The laboratory complements Université Laval's well-established teaching network of family practice teaching units. It will allow the network to develop into an effective clinically-based research network by providing:
1. A regional venue for studying the implementation of SDM in actual clinical settings;
2. A large and unique database of strategies to implement change in clinical practice;
3. In-house capacity for conducting primary care practice-based research and for supporting an original research program in implementation science and SDM;
4. A primary healthcare research network for graduate students in implementation science and SDM.
This laboratory is the country's first clinically-based regional laboratory dedicated to the study of the implementation of SDM in primary care.
This practice-based research network (PBRN) is part of a North American PBRN network called Meta-Larc (Meta-network Learning and Research Center) that includes seven PBRNs: 1. the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN), 2. the Iowa Research Network (IRENE), 3. State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP), 4. OCHIN Safety Net West PBRN (SNW), 5. Quebec Practice-Based Research Network (QPBRN), 6. the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) and 7. the University of Toronto Practice-Based Research Network (UTOPIAN). Meta-Larc is financed by a P30 grant from the AHRQ.
Jean-Sébastien Paquette MD MSc - Co-director
Matthew Menear, PhD - Co-director
Alfred-Kodjo TOI - Chief Coordinator (mailto: email@example.com)
GMF-U de la Haute-Ville
GMF-U de Lévis
GMF-U de Trois-Pistoles
GMF-U de Rimouski
GMF-U de Gaspé
GMF-U de Manicouagan
GMF-U des Etchemins
Membre associé : Clinique communautaire de santé et d’enseignement SPOT
Opportunity for collaboration and co-construction on research projects
Facilitate access to clinical settings and to a large number of health professionals (over 250) and patients (nearly 100,000)
Consolidation of links between clinicians and researchers
Provision of consulting expertise to clinical settings to support them in their research initiatives (example: methodological support, ethics committee, grant applications, etc.)
Support the planning and implementation of research project ideas for clinicians, patients and managers as well as for knowledge translation at the various stages of the projects
Support the planning and implementation of research projects with a modest or medium budget
Letters of support for grant applications
Support in the approval process of the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale
Use of research premises in clinical settings
Facilitate networking and collaborations with the three other Quebec RRAPPLs (University of Montreal, McGill and Sherbrooke) and Réseau-1 Quebec
Support for the submission of projects for funding by Réseau-1 Québec
Procedures and deadlines
For any request to RRAPPL-UL, a triage form (available in the documents section below) must be duly completed. It is important to fill in each section of the form in detail in for us to be able to help you. Please contact us as early as possible when developing your protocol to ensure good reception of your project in clinical settings. To evaluate a request (feasibility, planning) for a project in our network we must receive the project protocol, the consent forms (if applicable) and any ethical approvals obtained or in the process of being obtained. The form and the various application documents must be sent to the RRAPPL-UL coordinator (see below):
The request will then be evaluated by the RRAPPL-UL committee and the coordinator will contact you to determine the subsequent procedures.
The following deadlines are required for the processing of requests:
approximately 2 weeks when no involvement of health professionals is required (for example a simple poster advertisement or leaflets)
about a month when research projects require the involvement of clinicians.
For any questions about the network, please contact the chief coordinator of RRAPPL-UL, M. Alfred-Kodjo TOI, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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