MHRN researchers have extensive experience conducting collaborative projects both within the Network and with external collaborators. Typical collaborators can include other MHRN site members, HMO Research Network members, academic universities, other disease-specific research networks, and public health departments.
Collaborating with MHRN researchers can contribute to successful projects and partnerships for several reasons:
- As content experts in specific scientific areas, they can collaborate on the development of relevant research questions.
- Based on their familiarity with available data at their site, MHRN investigators can inform study designs that are efficient and feasible, optimizing aspects of the study process such as data capture and participant recruitment.
- Similarly, many MHRN researchers have gained familiarity with data structures and analytic processes across other MHRN sites, facilitating cross-site collaboration.
- The scientific teams also have well-developed networks of collaborators who can contribute to methodological and operational aspects of working in the healthcare environment itself.
As studies are completed, the MHRN-based researcher is well-positioned to ensure that relevant findings receive consideration in clinical practice.
MHRN Scientific Interest Groups are an ideal forum for learning about MHRN capabilities and developing new collaborations. Potential collaborators can contact interest group leaders for more information regarding meeting schedules and current activities.