Frequently Asked Questions

I'm interested in connecting with the community to do research. What are the first steps?


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Do you have any experience with community based participatory research or CBPR?



Community Engagement

NIH Director\x92s Council of Public Representatives (COPR) Community Engagement Framework for Development of Education/Training for Researchers: Values, Strategies, and Outcomes for Investigators Who Want to Engage Communities in Their Research.

Community Engagement Framework (PDF)

The NIH Director's Council of Public Representatives (COPR) is a federal advisory committee made up of members of the public who offer advice to the NIH Director on a variety of issues. The COPR is made up of 21 people from across the country. The COPR is made up of a group of people from a variety of backgrounds, including patients, family members, health care professionals, scientists, health and science communicators, and educators. (COPR Website). The link above leads you to a table that describes the principles behind community engagement.



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