Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups who have research questions that they are interested in answering, specifically in ways that address local solutions to health challenges. Through an interactive poster session, CBOs and community groups will highlight their research questions to program participants who will include area non-profits, community groups, public sector partners, and researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, and Thomas Jefferson University. CBOs, community groups, academic researchers, and students will be able to meet and discuss potential, mutually-beneficial collaborations. We are committed to community-based participatory research, which includes the basic tenet that both community partners and research partners are involved in all phases of research, allowing community capacity and related opportunities to be developed and sustained. You can read more about the background and goals of CDRD in this CHOP Cornerstone Blog article.
Many thanks to all who participated in the 2017/2018 CDRD on December 5, 2017 with a theme of Local Solutions to Health Challenges.
Research Readiness Day
Research Readiness Day (RRD) is designed as a complement to CDRD to prepare participants to develop community-academic partnerships. RRD is a technical assistance event for groups interested in learning the skills to develop and pitch their research ideas to academic partners. This is a great opportunity for community organizations that presented posters at the 2017/2018 CDRD to gain technical assistance in developing their CDRD proposal (call for proposals coming January 2018).
Topics covered at RRD include:
- Basics of community-academic partnerships
- Developing and refining a research question
- Finding connections
- Pitching your idea
- Beginning to build a proposal
- Working with participants
- Navigating the IRB
RRD 2018 was held on Friday, February 9th at Drexel University.