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Doing patient-centered research involves more people than simply patients and researchers. Many studies include clinical staff: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, administrators, and others. They can make research protocols relevant to real-world settings by providing unique insights into effective ways to provide patients with treatments or services. Clinicians can also play a central role in recruiting patients to serve as participants in studies.

But, as we all know, clinicians are already overwhelmed with the responsibilities their important jobs demand. To engage them in research, investigators must demonstrate how a project can benefit their practices and their patients. Below, we highlight three PCORI-funded projects that have used creative means to engage clinicians in their studies. The researchers also offer advice to other projects (see sidebar). 

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