Working group Recruitment/ Accreditation/ Incentives
How can we convince family physicians and their teams to invest energy and time in qualifying as a research practice? Patients that are eligible for participation in a study must be identified, approached, trained, and then supported over the long-term. To encourage practice teams to take part, research questions must be relevant and interesting for participating patients and practices. Furthermore, adequate financial compensation and a lively dialogue between university institutes of general practice and research practices are essential. Practices must be prepared and trained in conducting research, and their ability to conduct research should be accredited. To overcome these hurdles, effective incentive strategies are required. In this working group, ideas developed within the participating practice-based research networks of the initiative will be shared and discussed with the aim of identifying standards that will help in the processes of recruitment and accreditation.