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RTI Community of Practice 2017–2018: Research and Practice Integration

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Answering the call of The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s “A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention” to promote research collaborations in order to reduce the burden of suicide, this Community of Practice is intended for teams of suicide researchers and injury, suicide or violence prevention practitioners from state, tribal or community agencies and organizations. This CoP aims to:

  • Create a shared body of knowledge and skills for designing a public health-related, collaborative research project, focused on suicide prevention;
  • Help participants generate project ideas, form teams, and gain momentum on collaborative research projects;
  • Assist in the development of competitive applications to the 2018 ICRC-S Research Training Institute (RTI) (dates and application form forthcoming)

The CoP consists of webinars grounded in real world case studies of successful collaborative research projects that explore specific steps in the research design process, and  field audience questions about overcoming challenges. These webinars will take place from September 2017 through February 2018.

Research and Practice Integration Webinars

(September 21, 2017)

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is pleased to announce that its fourth Research Training Institute (RTI) will take place on Monday, May 7th to Friday, May 11th, 2018 at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.  A webinar to provide information about the RTI and the RTI application process was held on Thursday, September 21st from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  This webinar provided an overview of the purpose and approach of the RTI, walked through the Call for Applications and the application form, and answered any questions that you may have had about the RTI.  

The RTI is a five-day series of interactive workshops, presentations, mentoring and small group sessions designed to promote collaboration between suicide prevention researchers and those involved in suicide prevention practice. Faculty include staff from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other experts in the suicide prevention research field.  Applicants will be selected through a competitive process that requires researchers and injury prevention/suicide prevention professionals to work as partners to submit one joint application describing a research project which focuses on public health approaches to suicide prevention. The application deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. 

Apply now! 2018 RTI Call for Applications and Application Form

(November 02, 2017)

Are you interested in developing a new suicide prevention research project? This Community of Practice (CoP) webinar featured an expert panel of ICRC-S faculty from the University of Rochester Medical Center who responded to your questions about how to create a successful research project. Learn about how to formulate a research question, design a research project, and get IRB approval for your project. Hear about strategies for forming partnerships and conducting collaborative research and for getting your research published. Some of the common pitfalls and challenges that researchers encounter and get some tips or how to overcome these challenges were also discussed.

The link to the first webinar in this series, along with the Call for Applications for the 2018 RTI, is here:  For an overview of the Call for Applications and information on how to apply, watch our archived webinar.

(December 01, 2017)

Are you considering applying to participate in the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention's (ICRC-S) Research Training Institute (RTI) at the University of Rochester, May 7 - 11, 2018? If so, watch the archive of this webinar to hear 5 RTI alumni share their RTI experiences. These 5 participants from the 2013, 2014, and 2016 RTI's, spoke about their motivations for applying for the RTI, their experiences during the week-long Institute, and how participation in the RTI has impacted their work. The speakers are researchers and injury prevention practitioners who are based in a state health department, a medical center, an injury prevention research center and universities. They briefly described their RTI research projects and explained how those projects evolved over time, with influence from the RTI. You'll also learn about the challenges these alumni have faced and how the RTI has supported their work. 

For more information about the RTI and the Application, visit: http://suicideprevention-icrc-s.org/rticop1718