SORCE Activities

SORCE collaborates with interested investigators functioning as a “one-stop shop” with expertise in:

  • Community Collaboration Development
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Idea Development
  • Grant Development
  • Project Development
  • Regulatory Oversight
  • Project Management
  • Access to Datasets
  • Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Research
  • Survey Data Collection

Working At SORCE >>

SORCE trains the next generation of health services researchers:

Gastrointestinal Surgical Outcomes Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, allowing for mentored outcomes research projects and advanced health services research training for post-doctoral fellows

Undergraduate Practical Research Education Program (U-Prep)

Work-in-progress (WIP) sessions in comparative effectiveness research for trainees, in association with the CHASE Alliance

Weekly SORCE Research Meetings include Creativity in Research and Development Environments (SORCE CReates) Meetings and SORCE Methods Core Meetings. SORCE CReates provides an informal forum for investigators to explore the creative side of healthcare research and is designed to support the development of incipient research ideas as well as collaborations. SORCE Methods Core Meetings help investigators vet research methods for grant proposal submissions and current projects. Both meetings are attended by a number of investigators with a wide variety of specialties who provide feedback.

SORCE engages the community of clinicians, researchers, trainees, and stakeholders:

Stakeholder advisory groups across multiple healthcare and clinical areas, to develop and oversee research and healthcare transformation initiatives.

CERTAIN’s Patient Advisory Network, which brings together patients, care partners, and family members who are interested in partnering with researchers to make research better.

CERTAIN’s INSPIRE Research Portal, offering tools and resources to support patient-researcher partnerships.

SORCE changes healthcare policy by working with clinicians, stakeholders, and researchers in quality improvement and dissemination programs:

For more information, visit SORCE’s Current Projects page or the CERTAIN website.

SORCE oversees several projects in service to the Department of Surgery in regards to quality improvement and surgical clinical data registries:

Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) — a Washington State surgical process and outcomes surveillance program

National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) — a nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care organized through the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)