Do you have a question inspired by your clinical practice? Do you want to learn more about the research process? Then the Research Challenge is for you!
The BC Cancer Practice-based Research Challenge program offers nursing and allied health clinicians who have little or no research experience the opportunity to learn basic research skills and work with a mentor to develop a small research project that has potential to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.
The Practice-based Research Challenge will:
- Help you learn about research and conduct your own clinical practice project.
- Provide training, mentorship and funding for you.
- Answer a question you have about your own clinical practice or in an area of interest to improve patient care.
How does a practice-based research study look like?
Learn more about the research projects that are being conducted by BC Cancer nurses and allied health professionals:
How can I participate?
- Review the 2022 Research Challenge timeline and FAQs.
- Form a team of two or more people. The Research Challenge is open to all point-of-care staff employees of BC Cancer. At least one member has to be a point-of-care clinician.
- Designate a team leader (must be full/part-time, employed at BC Cancer for a minimum of one year).
- Team leader and team members must be novice researchers: job description does not include conducting research and/or has not received substantial external funding before (e.g. CIHR funding).
- Complete and submit the letter of intent form.
What supports are provided?
- Training in Research Methods, Patient-Oriented Research, Literature Review, Ethics & Integrity, and Research Budget
- Two one-on-one consultations
- Mentorship and guidance
- Funding: $5,000 for selected teams
When are proposals due?
- Letter of Intent: February 11, 2022
- Full Application: June 17, 2022