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Do you have a clinical question that would aid in developing a research idea or project?

The West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network (WVPBRN) is officially accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Resident Outreach and Research Engagement (RORE) Survey. The RORE Survey is an opportunity for medical residents, to gain knowledge about a topic or question, across West Virginia (WV) medical schools and residency programs. The WVPBRN is a group of primary care clinicians and practices, who have partnered with research entities within the West Virginia Clinical & Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI), which work together to answer community-based healthcare questions and translate research findings into meaningful everyday practices in WV.

Similar in design to the nationwide CERA Survey, the RORE Survey is a compilation of survey questions from multiple medical residents relating to a variety of primary care topics in WV. Medical residents across WV may submit up to 10 questions to be included in the survey. For an example list of CERA Survey articles, please visit CERA Scholarly Activity.

The WVPBRN will send the RORE Survey to medical residency programs for distribution among medical residents in January 2024.

Individuals who submit questions will have exclusive access to their portion of the survey results, within 30 days after the conclusion of the survey. The results are shared with the resident investigator first to allow publishing, proposal development, or presentations. Survey results will be shared at the WVPBRN Annual Retreat.

The goal of this survey resource is to:

  • Provide mentoring and partnership opportunities between the Network and researchers
  • Collect pilot data for scholarly activity requirements
  • Increase interest and skills for published medical research

If you are considering submitting questions, please contact the WVPBRN Research
Operations Manager, Jennifer Lukas, at If you have questions, or are unsure if you’re on the right track, feel free to request a consultation.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted via email, as a single PDF, 1-page document – front and back– by the close of business (5:00pm EST) on or before the deadline date of: Monday, December 11th, 2023 at 5:00pm EST. Applications should be emailed to Jennifer Lukas at

The application must include all of the following:

  • Title of the proposed project
  • Your contact information for PI (name, address, phone, email)
  • Project team names and institutions
  • Health care issue addressed by the proposed project
  • Brief description of how this information is relevant and useful to primary care clinics in West Virginia
  • List of intended questions (up to 10 questions, including all sub-parts to questions)

*The RORE Survey will collect demographic information for the overall survey, in addition to submitted questions; the WVPBRN team reserves the right to consult and/or recommend the editing of proposed questions for inclusion.

The WVPBRN generally uses the West Virginia University Institutional Review Board (IRB), with reciprocal IRB agreements with Marshall University, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Charleston Area Medical Center. Investigators may follow their local IRB policies regarding use of the data.

To learn more about the WVPBRN, please visit:

For additional information or questions, contact:

Jennifer Lukas
Research Operations Manager
West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network

Stacey Whanger
Assistant Director
West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network