Research at UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health Nurses conduct research to determine answers to clinical questions, discover new information and apply findings to practice, policy, and education. Quality outcomes for individuals, families, and our community across the institution and in the following ways:
Apply research to promote evidence-based care
Use research to shape health policy
Conduct and participate in research
The Common Rule defines research as “systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge” (§ 46.102(d)). This means that a project or study is research if it:
- is conducted with the intention of drawing conclusions that have some general applicability; and
- uses a commonly accepted scientific method.
Research at UC Davis :
- UC Davis Main Campus Research Information
- UC Davis Health (Sacramento Campus) Research Information
- Office of Research Resources
- IRB Administration
Research in the Inpatient Setting at UC Davis Health:
We encourage investigators interested in performing inpatient research to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss resource planning and coordination in advance.
Nurse-Initiated Research & Research about Nursing Practice:
As a nurse, what steps do I need to go through so that I can conduct research?
- Review Policy 18003: Nursing Research
- Review the Office of Research’s Advice for Researchers
- If you would like to conduct off site research, please contact the Center for Nursing Science to discuss further details.
- Determine if Your Project Requires IRB Review
Complete Required CITI Education
Are you a nurse or does your study look at nursing practice? If so, please follow the guidance below for IRB Submission:
- Complete the following items and submit to the Center for Nursing Science prior to any research activity or submission to the IRB (email@example.com):
- EBP and Research Council Clinical Approval Form(Policy 18003 Attachment 1)
- Any materials you will be submitting to the IRB (protocol, consent, data collection tools, surveys, etc.)
- Submissions will be reviewed by the Center for Nursing Science and then forwarded to Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer. You will be notified of completion.
- Submit to the IRB, per their direction (How to Submit the IRB).
- Add Lori Kennedy and CNO for Administrative Approval in IRBNet. Administrative approval will be signed/provided based on the review noted above.
External Sites for Human Subjects Research