Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL) - Gaining Support and Momentum

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The documents and links provide themes and ideas for gaining support from faculty at various grantee institutions.

Faculty Development Initiatives to Advance Research Literacy and Evidence-Based Practice at CAM Academic Institutions (2014)
This publication reviews faculty development in EIP at nine CAM institutions. Included are strategies to engage and train faculty, formats to deliver instruction, along with examples from each institution.

Research Training Program Flyer
This document (provided courtesy of Bastyr University) outlines the benefits and the program for faculty development at Bastyr University.

Training the evidence-based practitioner University of Western States document on standards and competencies (2011)
This publication details the development of a comprehensive standards document for EBP curriculum development. Table 1 (pg. 33) details a grading system used for consensus building during the development process.

Evidence Informed Practice as the Catalyst for Culture Change in CAM (2012)
This publication presents design concepts, analysis and outcomes surrounding implementation of the EIP program Northwestern Health Sciences University. Several methods to gain broad institutional support are presented.

Creating an "Evidence Based" Curriculum
This presentation (provided courtesy of Northwestern Health Sciences University) was delivered during a faculty development day to generate interest in EIP. Included are definitions, benefits, misconceptions and barriers to implementation. Survey data on faculty and student attitudes is also presented.

Ways of Knowing: Integrating Research Into CAM Education and Holism Into Conventional Health Professional Education (2008)
This publication discusses results from focus group discussions on EIP attitudes both for faculty and students at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Similarities and differences are noted.

Advancing Evidence Informed Practice Through Faculty Development: The Northwestern Health Sciences University Model (2011)
This publication describes a three-phase approach toward faculty development at NWHSU. Included are faculty attitudes, knowledge base, willingness to engage in EIP, competencies (Table 1, pg. 9), and creation of the Research Scholars Series (objectives provided in Table 2, pg.6).

Developing an EBP Curriculum
This summary guide (provided courtesy of the University of Western States) walks the reader through a series of seven steps to develop an EBP curriculum and provides an excellent overview of the entire development process. Included are standards, competencies, examples of curricular integration, faculty training approaches, reference lists and strategic tips.

World Café
The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine utilized a modified World Café approach to introduce EIP competencies to the faculty. This was used during a faculty retreat to enhance learning as well as gain valuable feedback. 

Collaboration in White Spaces: Librarians as Leaders in Evidence-Based Practice at CAM Institutions (2013)
This publication outlines the crucial collaborative leadership role of the librarian at three of the R25 institutions and the role they have played in increasing faculty confidence in research.

Institute of Evidence Based Chiropractic
This link, (provided through the National University of Health Sciences website) will take you to the Institute of Evidence Based Chiropractic. Here you will find support for the inclusion of EIP.

Evidence Based Practice Newsletter
This newsletter (available through the Palmer College of Chiropractic website) is designed for faculty and outlines involvement in EIP. The April 2013 issue outlines the faculty training programs for Palmer College of Chiropractic as well as the Evidence in Action Articles through the American Chiropractic Association.

Evidence in Action Newsletter
This newsletter (available through the Northwestern Health Sciences University website) outlines EIP effort throughout the institution. Several issues can be accessed here that include faculty feedback and EIP event information.

The Importance of Research Literacy
This collaborative webinar between the Massage Therapy Foundation and the NCBTMB, introduces the concepts of EIP, research literacy, and highlights several reasons for the inclusion of research and research literacy.

AOM Research Document
(provided courtesy of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) provides an overview of varied informational resources pertaining to developing EIP curricula. Included are definitions for research literacy, EIP, types of research, grant writing and funding resources.

Student Ranking of "Evidence Informed Practice Guidelines"...
(provided courtesy of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) outlines ten EIP competencies and identifies the top three for various student cohorts at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

The Ethical Implications of Research and Education in the Massage Therapy Profession (2010)
This publication addresses common reasons research may be overlooked in clinical decision-making and examines the role of research in ethical practice.