Get Your Research Out! eCasebook

Get Your Research Out! eCasebook

Note at February 2013:

This initiative is under review by the InspireNet Knowledge to Action Core Team. If you have suggestions to strengthen this initiative, or have an abstract you would like to have considered, please contact us.


InspireNet's Knowledge to Action Team (KTA) promotes and supports knowledge translation and exchange (KT) initiatives for nursing health services research (NHSR). The Team is open to all InspireNet members who are interested in learning more about KT and would like to connect and contribute via our eCommunity of Practice (eCoP). Core Team members lead and coordinate the work of the team; this Team is guided by InspireNet’s KT Action Plan. The Plan, Goal #4 articulates ”Develop a KT e-casebook, providing exemplars where embedding research in practice  has worked”.

Call for Abstracts: eCasebook

InspireNet invites you to share your story about a nursing health services research (NHSR) or quality improvement initiative that you, or your organization, have undertaken. These stories will be shared as an eCasebook with InspireNet members, comprised of healthcare practitioners, researchers, and policy makers throughout the province and beyond.  Your story may be one of a NHSR success or it may highlight barriers and challenges you have encountered – in either case we would like to hear about the lessons you have learned. We are interested in stories that describe a project or research that you have undertaken, to celebrate successes, to illustrate lessons learned, and to identify next steps / opportunities for future collaboration / emerging research questions. InspireNet’s eCasebook program will hold 4 calls per year. A dedicated area of the InspireNet website will contain the articles as an eCasebook for members.

This information is available in a printable Word document, located at the bottom of this page.

Schedule & Logistics

Note: Calls have been postponed indefinitely.
A schedule of eCasebook Logistics is noted below:

Call #

Call for Abstracts (300 word max)

Call Closed

Review Completed By

Acceptances Announced By

Articles Completed By (2000 word max)


Jan 15/13

Feb 15/13

Mar 15/13

Mar 22/13

Apr 30/13


Apr 15/13

May 15/13

Jun 15/13

Jun 22/13

Jul 31/13


Jul 15/13

Aug 15/13

Sep 15/13

Sep 22/13

Oct 26/13*

* InspireNet’s funding from MSFHR ceases Oct 31/13

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission guidelines are below. Please submit as a Word document to our office ( by the scheduled “Call Closed” date in the table above.

Submissions will be reviewed by a peer review team, and applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by the scheduled “Acceptances Announced By” date in the table above.

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a maximum 2000 word article, (hyperlinks can be used for more detail) for inclusion in the InspireNet eCasebook. Final articles will be due by the scheduled “Articles Completed By” date in the table above.

We welcome your contribution and wish you the best of luck!

eCasebook: Abstract Submission Guidelines

Provide the following information in your submission:

Primary Author Information
Full Name
Email Address

Additional Author(s) (add as needed)
Full Name
Email Address



Abstract Information
Your abstract should:

  • Be a maximum of 300 words
  • Generally conform to one of the following templates
  • Include no figures or tables

Nursing Health Services Project

(1) Context / background of the problem, (2) Description, Purpose and Goal of the initiative, (3) Results of the initiative, (4) Key messages / lessons learned, (5) Next steps / future collaboration possibilities / future research questions.

Nursing Health Services Research

(1) Context / background of the problem, (2) Purpose / Objectives, (3) Methods, (4) Results, (5) Conclusions.

Note that the e-casebook template for full case submissions will include space for: Discussion; References; Acknowledgements.

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