Training Program Title

Community-Engaged Research 101

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Training Program Description

In this video, an SC CTSI specialist introduces the basic characteristics of community-engaged research and the rationale for this research approach, including the development of health solutions among groups that have historically been underrepresented in medical study. Clinical and translational investigators learn the ways in which community-engaged research differs from traditional research, notably how it transforms the role of community stakeholders from research subjects to research participants, who help shape or even drive research questions that address urgent health needs. The lecturer discusses the different types of community-based research, including community-based participatory research (CBPR). Also covered are techniques for engaging local community groups and stakeholders in all aspects of the research, from funding to data collection, to ensure a successful community-engaged research project.

Competency Keywords

Study design, Research participants, Best practice, Workforce development, Communication, Teamwork

Other Keywords

community engagement

Digital Commons Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences



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Competency Domains

Scientific Concepts and Research Design

Learning Objectives

  1. Definition of Community-Engaged Research and Distinctions from Traditional Research
  2. Incorporating Community-Engagement into Traditional Research Approaches
  3. Benefits of Community-Engaged Research Approaches
  4. Rationale for Community-Engaged Research
  5. Building Trust with Community Stakeholders and Participants
  6. Reporting Progress and Communication with the Community

Delivery Method


Target Learners

Principal Investigators; Clinical Research Professionals (other than PI); MDs including residents, house officers, fellows, hospitalists; Undergraduate, graduate or professional degree students; Post-doctoral scholars; Community Partners

Learning Level





On demand

Time Needed

1 hour 40 min

Associated Assessment