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Participate in PBRN

A PBRN is our best opportunity to determine the parameters of care we provide by submitting data from our practices. This is your voice in evidence-based chiropractic care. We need your participation! 

The participants in the PBRN projects are patients from our members’ chiropractic offices all over the world. We would not have successful research projects without you!

 

What is expected from participants?

ICPA PBRN projects take place in an office setting. Most ICPA PBRN studies are observational in nature and will require that your patients give their informed consent to participate and take surveys online during their course of care. These studies will never infringe on your ability to practice or affect the course of care of your patients. 

You and your staff can expect to spend about 2 hours a week engaged in the details of your chosen study. Some studies may require staff members or yourself to review chart data in order to complete the surveys. You may decide to delegate some of the research activities to key members of your staff such as a CA or an associate. While projects are lead by an NIH Certified participant (more details below), all participants must understand the basic principles of research on the protection of Human Subjects. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic or equivalent degree. Students: You must wait until after you have graduated and are in a practice setting before starting a PBRN project. 

  • In good standing with the licensing body in your geographic locale, if applicable. Your license must be active and without issues against your practice. 

  • In a practice setting with a well-organized recall system and internet access. You must be in a practice with your own patient base. Patients will enter data online using technology that you provide (i.e. desktop, tablet, etc.).

  • Current ICPA Membership. Create an account or login to register for a PBRN. Not a member? Join us in contributing to family practice research

Do you reside outside of the US? There is a chance that you are ineligible to participate in the ICPA PBRN. Email PBRN@icpa4kids.com to determine your eligibility and to discuss your other options.

 

How to Get Started 

1. Register for the PBRN 

PBRN for ICPA Certification

The ICPA Certification Program requires participation in (2) PBRN projects. If you are already enrolled in the series, you will register for the PBRN modules (listed as PBRN I and PBRN II) from Your Account

  • If you've paid in full: You've already paid for the PBRN modules. All you need to do is submit your initiation form from your account. 
  • If you're enrolled in Auto-Registration: Pay for the PBRN modules and submit your registration form from you account. 

PBRN for Pay as You Go and ICPA CE 

If you have been paying for modules as you go towards your ICPA Certification or if you are participating in a PBRN project to satisfy the CE requirement for your CACCP or DACCP, register here: PBRN Module Registration.

If you are simply interested in contributing to research on behalf of the profession, contact us

2. Become NIH Certified 

To prepare you and your staff for participation in the ICPA PBRN, you are required to become NIH Certified.

The National Institute of Health Office of Extramural Research offers a free tutorial on Protecting Human Research Participants. The ICPA has elected to use this tutorial to meet the educational requirements on the protection of human subjects as research participants as part of the fulfillment of an ICPA PBRN project. It takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

3. Choose Your Studies

Once our PBRN Coordinator receives your NIH certificate, you will be be asked to select which studies you would like to participate in. You can find the current studies available listed with the minimum requirements here: PBRN Projects

Questions?

Contact Us | PBRN@icpa4kids.com | (610) 565-2360