Through the Abortion Clinical Research Network (Network), the Society of Family Planning supports researchers and clinics to work collaboratively to answer pressing clinical questions to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of and access to abortion care.
Currently, more than 250 service delivery sites across the country, representing independent clinics, Planned Parenthood affiliates, and hospitals comprise the Network.
The Society works with researchers to identify the appropriate Network study sites that align with their study goals and will serve as a liaison with the sites to facilitate their inclusion.
The Network does not offer funding for research activities; rather, it is a resource to be leveraged as part of research funded via a broad range of sources, including the Society. Researchers applying for funding from the Society to support their research should consider, if relevant, how they can work with the Network.
The Society provides technical assistance to all participating clinics, e.g., personalized support working with IRBs, successful integration of research into clinic flow, ensuring research is a positive addition to the clinic for patients, staff, and management.
Clinics that join the Network support knowledge building and the development of best practices and are compensated for their participation in studies.
Society staff are available to speak with researchers who believe the Network could be useful to their studies.
If you are seeking funding for your research, please familiarize yourself with our approach to grantmaking.
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