Community participation in research is gaining momentum. Communities Connecting to Research (CCR) is a free, self-paced online training for community members interested in learning more about partnering with academic researchers.
Topics in the training include an overview of the research process, the benefits of community engaged research, roles for community partners in research, strategies for negotiating community-academic partnerships. As part of the training, you will have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation and to provide feedback.
The CCR module is based on the PCORI-funded Toolkit developed by Tracy Battaglia, Co-Director of the BU CTSI Community Engagement Program, and her team of BU researchers and community partners. For more information, please contact The BU CTSI Community Engagement Program.
There are no continuing education (CE) credits for this course. Those who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion.
About the Authors:
Linda Sprague Martinez, PhD is Associate Professor and former Chair of the Macro Social Work Practice Development at Boston University School of Social Work and Co-Director of the BU CTSI Community Engagement Program. Her areas of expertise include children, youth, and families, community engagement, and racial justice.
Deborah Chassler, MSW is Senior Academic Researcher and Lecturer at Boston University School of Social Work and Co-Investigator of the BU CTSI Community Engagement Program. Her areas of expertise include addiction research with focus on evaluation with community partners and teaches courses focusing on racial and social justice.
All online courses are self-paced and are designed as reading-based and include interactive multimedia components including simulations, video, audio, and discussion boards.