Greater Plains Collaborative

Iowa Research Core

The Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC) Iowa Research Core provides leadership for the University of Iowa’s participation in a network of 12 leading medical centers in eight states committed to a shared vision of improving healthcare delivery through ongoing learning, adopting of evidence-based practices, and active research dissemination.

The GPC builds on strong research programs at our sites, existing community engagement and informatics infrastructures and data warehouses developed through the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative at most of our sites, extensive expertise with commercial EHR systems and terminology standardization, and strong working relationships between investigators and healthcare system information technology departments.

The GPC is funded by research grants and contracts and by a core infrastructure contract from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – Contract Number CDRN-1306-04631. The GPC is one of 13 Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) in PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Research Network.

Iowa Research Core Projects