Membership Benefits

BRIC NS provides researchers, clinicians, decision makers, learners, and citizens with an opportunity to get involved in high-impact research to create lasting improvements in health care services and the quality of people’s lives.

1. BRIC NS can help you achieve your research and knowledge translation goals

 BRIC NS is uniquely qualified and situated to help you:

  • define and frame the problem/s you need to solve—through one-on-one consultations, workshops, incubator sessions, or connection to like-minded individuals
  • identify the research questions you need to ask to address your problem
  • assemble a multi-disciplinary, inter-institutional and interprovincial research team with the knowledge, skills and affiliations you require to succeed in your efforts
  • navigate the complex research process/landscape
  • develop a practical and targeted research proposal that responds to the requirements of the funding opportunity
  • connect with potential sources of matching funds
  • support your graduate student in achieving their thesis/doctoral goals, through the BRIC NS Student Research Award
  • connect you with research supports, such as the Maritime SPOR Support Unit, to help you with study design, methodology, data collection and analysis, etc.
  • review your research findings or manuscript
  • share your findings with relevant stakeholders, directly or by providing a suitable venue for disseminating results to the local/provincial community
  • connect with the people who can help you put your research findings into action
  • mentor you in developing your research experience and skills, if you’re a novice researcher

2. Your research team can help BRIC NS address its research priorities

Your contributions to BRIC NS efforts will help us in our efforts to transform health and quality of life for people with or at risk of developing complex health care needs.

Depending on whether you are a novice or seasoned researcher, a clinician, a manager, a policymaker, or a citizen, there are many different ways you can help BRIC NS. You can:

  • lead a research project to address a priority identified by BRIC NS
  • join a research team as a co-investigator, contributor or member of an advisory committee
  • help recruit appropriate co-investigators, consultants or partners
  • make introductions and otherwise help to strengthen ties between BRIC NS and other research entities (i.e. community-based primary health teams)
  • mentor BRIC-NS research teams; help them shepherd their proposals from conception to funding, through implementation and application of results
  • mentor junior researchers and learners
  • review and provide input on applications for research funding through BRIC NS
  • help connect research teams to potential sources of matching funds
  • acknowledge any help from BRIC NS as part of your dissemination/KT activities
  • become a champion for BRIC NS in your organization