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  1. Albert, Nancy M. PhD, RN, CCNS, NE-BC
  2. Chipps, Esther PhD, RN, NEA-BC
  3. Falkenberg Olson, Ann C. PhD, RN, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC
  4. Hand, Linda Liu PhD
  5. Harmon, Michelle PhD, RN
  6. Heitschmidt, Mary G. PhD, RN, APN, CCRN
  7. Klein, Colleen J. PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
  8. Lefaiver, Cheryl PhD, RN, CCRP
  9. Wood, Teresa PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Academic-clinical research partnerships can benefit academic and clinical partners when goals are clearly articulated and mutually determined and include increased research dissemination and lower research costs. This article explores the history of academic-clinical research partnerships and discusses the drivers of collaborative academic-clinical research relationships, resources from academia and clinical sites, and sustainability of collaborative partnerships. Through collaboration, academic-clinical partners can improve clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.