University of Nebraska Medical Center

Practice-Based Research

The Great Plains Primary Care Practice Based Research Network was established to improve access to health care resources and promote primary care research across our region.

Th network encompasses a supportive and collaborative network of clinics, clinicians and investigators who work with similar health care challenges and shared research goals.

Through resources provided by the network, members conduct research to gain clinical knowledge to better serve their patients and community, resulting in improved health and quality of life across the region.

Become a Member


A dedicated network of clinics, clinicians and investigators collaborating to overcome health care challenges in primary care across the Great Plains.


To engage clinicians, investigators and patients through research, collaboration and community involvement to improve the health and quality of life in the Great Plains.

Who Can Benefit?

Benefits for Providers and Researchers

  • Learn about new innovations that will improve the care you provide to your patients.
  • Participate in professional development and continuing education opportunities.
  • Lead quality improvement studies to improve clinic operations and the delivery of care.
  • Collaborate with network members on clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies.
  • Engage with members through an online forum serving as a sounding board for clinical and research questions.

 Read our most recent newsletter.

Directory of Practice-Based Research Networks

Practice-based research networks exist across several health care disciplines. This directory catalogs active networks across the Great Plains spanning many diseases and disciplines. Members of the Great Plains Primary Care Research Network are encouraged to support and engage with other networks to spur collaboration and address shared community health needs.

Behavioral Health
  • Nebraska Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit: Established in 2016 as part of the IDeA States Pediatric Network with funding from the National Institutes of Health to participate in their Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes program with a goal  to increase the participation of rural states in pediatric clinical research studies. Principal investigator: Russell McCulloh, MD.
Rheumatology and Arthritis