Frequently Asked Questions

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


Can you help with the IRB submission and approval process?


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



Research Tools and Data

Knowing the proper instrument for collecting data is important for every researcher. The Research Consult Service can help you identify the proper tool to use in your research. Below is a list of research tools that are free to use (some require attribution.) Each link will take you to a page where you can learn more about the tool and find information on availability. This list is constantly being updated. Contact Us for help with your data collection needs.


Pediatric Asthma Symptom Scale

National Survey of Children's Health

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

Children with Special Health Care Needs Screener


At-Risk Populations

Homelessness Survey


National Surveys

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey


Patient Satisfaction

The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)

Dialysis Patient Satisfaction Survey (DPSS)


Psychological Measures

Depression Screener

Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D)

Medical Outcomes Study: Social Support Survey

Health-Related Quality of Life

Socially Desirable Response Set Five-Item Survey


CBPR Specific

The Community Tool Box

CBPR Curriculum



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