Community-Engaged and Community-Based Participatory Research

Delivers introductory information to help researchers and community partners participate in research partnerships.

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About this Course

This course introduces learners to Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). It also identifies the ethical and practical considerations particular to the design, review, and conduct of CEnR.

This course supplements the foundational training provided in a basic Human Subjects Research (HSR) course (either Biomedical or Social-Behavioral-Educational). Organizations may also add the modules in this course to their basic HSR courses to provide learners with focused CEnR and CBPR training.

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Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Individuals interested in learning more about CEnR, Individuals reviewing CEnR, Researchers and community partners involved in designing or conducting CEnR

Organizational Subscription Price: Included in a base subscription
Independent Learner Price: $29 per person

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Course Content

Introduction To Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)

Discusses the meaning of the term "community," the disciplines and social movements that contributed to the development of CEnR, and the principles that guide CEnR. It also identifies the main differences between a traditional research approach and the CEnR approach.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16994 (English)
Author(s): Mary Anne McDonald, DrPH, MA - Duke University; Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH - Cambridge Health Alliance; Barbara Bierer, MD - Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center; Jennifer Opp - Brigham and Women's Hospital; Sabune Winkler, JD - Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Reviews historical context for CBPR’s framework and philosophical foundation, strategies for effectively using CBPR, and the ways a CBPR approach benefits and otherwise impacts communities, as well as academic researchers and their organizations. It also identifies the ways CBPR differs from traditional approaches to research.  Describes the benefits and challenges of a CBPR approach and strategies for engaging community partners in the research process.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16995 (English)
Author(s): Suzanne Cashman, ScD, MS - University of Massachusetts Medical School; Jennifer Opp - Brigham and Women's Hospital; Alex Pirie, BA - Immigrant Services Providers Group for Health; Karen Hacker, MD, MPH - Allegheny County Health Department

Ethical and Practical Considerations in Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)

Identifies the ethical and practical considerations particular to the design, review, and conduct of CEnR. It also demonstrates how to apply ethical risk-benefit assessments for CEnR, the varying impacts that risks and benefits may have on individual research participants as well as on communities and groups, and strategies for training and educating community members on a research team.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 16996 (English)
Author(s): Julie Kaberry, MPH, CIP (Co-Lead Author) - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Sabune Winkler, JD (Co-Lead Author) - Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center; Nandini Sengupta, MD - The Dimock Center; Hila Bernstein, MS - Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center; Doug Brugge, PhD, MS - Tufts University School of Medicine; Barbara Bierer, MD - Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center