The goal of the Network for Practice-Based Research (NPBR) is to create opportunities for communication and collaboration among practice-based researchers and with all interested groups, networks and individuals under the umbrella of the IADR. The network is intended to:
- Promote and encourage investigation into the methods and techniques for the conduct of research in practice-based settings and networks worldwide;
- Promote an interdisciplinary approach to the conduct of observational, investigational, and translational research in the practice of dentistry and oral health sciences;
- Provide an international and cooperative forum to present and discuss practice-based evidence;
- Disseminate and apply practice-based research findings when appropriate.
Full membership is open to any IADR member in good standing who has an interest in practice-based research.