Practice-Based Research Design and Recruitment (SFBayCRN) Consultation

SFBayCRN is UCSF's primary health care practice-based research network. We provide practice- based research consultation at all phases of the research process, from project design to implementation. We welcome consultation requests from UCSF faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dentistry, as well as from community-based health care organizations and providers.

Types of assistance we provide:

  • General information about SFBayCRN
  • Letters of support from SFBayCRN and our community stakeholders
  • Engagement with practice-based researchers at UCSF and in community settings
  • Practical practice-based research designs
  • Grant proposal reviews
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) issues at UCSF and in community practice settings
  • Administering electronic surveys to SFBayCRN clinicians
  • Convening focus groups of SFBayCRN clinicians and/or patients
  • Site recruitment for practice-based clinical trials
  • Memoranda of understanding between researchers and healthcare organizations/practices
  • Assistance with on-site research activities and/or data collection
  • Dissemination of practice-based research findings to the SFBayCRN membership



Please send comments or questions to CTSI Consultation Services:
Email: [email protected]

If you have not been contacted by a member of the consulting team within three business days of submitting your request, please get in touch with us.

About Your Request

Cite CTSI CTSI heavily subsidizes consultations. Any publications that benefit from a consultation should cite the CTSI grant.

By submitting a request, you agree to provide feedback and a short evaluation of our services, providing the titles of manuscripts or grants resulting from your consultation(s) upon request.