The Integrating Research into Clinical Practice (IRCP): Innovations in Healthcare Delivery Pilot Grants are supported by the Medical College Physicians Group (MCP) and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI). The fundamental goal of this RFA is to stimulate innovative pilot projects that promise to measurably and meaningfully improve delivery of healthcare in terms of clinical quality, patient experience, value and efficiency through development of Research Product Lines (RPLs).
Open for applications
MCW Grants & Contracts Submission Deadline: July 22, 2016
CTSI Application Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016
Innovations in Healthcare Delivery: Integrating Research into the Clinical Practice Initiative
Integrating Research into the Clinical Practice research focuses on discovery and the application of scientific findings into a real-world setting to improve quality of care. It is the goal of the MCP and CTSI to encourage novel approaches to solving complex health related problems and improve health outcomes by creating new, bidirectional flows of information for efficient and effective delivery of healthcare.
This grant is intended to fund the formation of RPLs to solve important clinical problems. Therefore, the applications will be reviewed with a focus on:
Research Product is defined as the outcome of investigation into a clinical problem. This outcome may include improved process, facilitated access, improved patient satisfaction, new diagnostic or therapeutic modalities; cheaper, faster and better diagnostic or treatment outcomes.
Research Product Line is defined as a team of investigators comprised of clinicians and members of a research team with relevant complementary disciplines aiming to develop a well-defined research product. This team is envisioned to be inter- or trans-disciplinary and include those with the expertise necessary to deliver the research product. MCP and CTSI seek to encourage applicants to take advantage of available expertise in the continuum of care and related disciplines such as: nursing, social scientists, ethicists, biostatisticians, informatics specialists, human factors specialists, industrial engineers and other members of clinical care delivery teams in developing the Research Product Line.
Research Product Lines are anticipated to incorporate the following principles in their operations: Collaboration, Transformation, Facilitation and Education. CTSI will provide a research counselor to each awarded product line to support the team with intellectual and research advice.
Does your project include working with federal agencies or include pharmacological and/or material transfer agreements?
If so, please contact CTSI Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program Director, Ramona Tenorio, PhD at 414-955-2537, prior to applying.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute will convene a special review panel comprised of members with expertise in clinical science to manage the review process and assign reviewers. Each application will be reviewed by a minimum of 2 reviewers.
Funds will be provided to proposals with strengths in the following areas:
All Integrating Research into the Clinical Practice pilot grant applications will be reviewed; grants awarded will depend solely on the quality of the applications. Pilot projects are intended to lead to tangible clinical improvements.
Overall Impact/Priority Score
Reviewers will provide an overall impact/priority score to reflect their assessment of the likelihood for the project to lead to an improved delivery of healthcare through the development of a Research Product Line (RPL). Consideration of the following program specific review criteria should be given:
Please download and complete all of the documents prior to completing full application.
These awards need to be processed through MCW Grants and Contracts using the non-eBridge Registration Form and MCP identified as the funding source. Please contact MCW Grants and Contracts for more information or assistance with this process, firstname.lastname@example.org.