Clinical Trial Facilitation
The Office of Research (ORPCS) supports and facilitates clinical trials in partnership with Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM). It involves ensuring nursing engagement in the administrative oversight of the study and protection of human subjects. Working in conjunction with a transdisciplinary team and hospital-wide stakeholders, the Office of Research fosters collaboration amongst Patient Care Services (PCS) departments and Physician-led clinical trials and research studies from the SOM. In supporting clinical trials, the ORPCS team assist by providing oversight and direction with an assembly of operational components including:
Clinical & Human Subject Research
The Office of Research oversees a number of human subject research studies administered at Stanford Health Care. These projects often involve interprofessional collaborations, which include nurses, physical therapists, and physicians from the care team. ORPCS is currently enrolling subjects in a range of studies and continue to work with clinicians to explore options for future research.
Research & Innovation Council (RIC) - Shared Leadership
The Research and Innovation Council, sub-council of Shared Leadership, is responsible for the promotion of evidence-based practice, new technology, and innovation to assure excellent patient care. This council fosters investigative role development by creating a culture of clinical inquiry, by assisting staff with the research process and by disseminating the findings of investigative activities and innovative initiatives. The council objectives include:
1. Build capacity for research and innovation to advance clinical excellence.
2. Provide guidance for evidence-based practice projects conducted by patient care staff.
3. Develop educational, consultative and supportive resources for staff to promote their roles as scientists.
4. Respond to emerging clinical issues by providing resources and consultation.
5. Recognize and disseminate the findings of investigative projects conducted by staff through posters, presentations and publications.
6. Continue alignment with Magnet expectations.
Participants: Chair, Chair-Elect, one approved member from every unit-based council, Advisors, and Ad Hoc Members.