Community-Based Research Learning Opportunities

1. Online Learning Modules

ICTR has compiled the following on-line video and/or audio recordings of recent lectures on methods and issues related to community & clinical outcomes research.

Community-Academic Research Partnerships
This module offers a foundational overview of community-academic research, approaches, strategies in overcoming obstacles, and research examples.

Collaboration in Research
The videos in this module are of researchers who have engaged in interdisciplinary research. They share insights to help others develop productive collaborations.

Finding Evidence-Based Research Resources
In this 2-part series, librarian Ulrika Dieterle shares an overview of evidence-based research, including how and where to find evidenced-based materials, the research process, formulating questions, executing effective searches, and evaluating results.

Grant Writing
In this series, Barbara Bowers and Nancy Kaufman share successful grant writing strategies. They discuss items to be considered while preparing for grant writing, writing the actual proposal, requirements that must be included within the proposal, and finally, the packaging of the proposal.

IRB Issues and Answers
This module was developed for community and university investigators interested in partnering on community-based research. Content includes a video-captured panel discussion of IRB procedures and responsibilities and issues relevant to community-based research.

Program Planning and Evaluation
Christine Maidl Pribbenow, from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, facilitates an overview for faculty and community research partners on the essentials of program planning and evaluation.

Research Methods
This module includes data-gathering and analysis techniques for qualitative research and focus groups.

Community & Clinical Outcomes Research (Formerly named Type 2).
The videos in this module provide reasons for the growing interest in Community Engagement and Research, how it differs from Basic & Clinical Translational Research (formerly named Type 1), definitions of terms, methods, challenges, and examples of Community Engagement and Research projects.

Translating Research and Policy
The videos in this module discuss the relationship between research and health policy.

Community Engagement and Research in Action
This module is a collection of lectures by various Community & Clinical Outcomes Research researchers. You can read a summary of each lecture on its introductory page.

2. Additional resources on community research partnerships

Outreach @ Ebling Library’s information professionals provide workshops on general and specific topics such as: health information literacy, evidence-based resources, evaluating health information, effective search techniques, PubMed Savvy Alerts, updates and RSS feeds; consumer health resources; information management tools, and public health resources. Training is customized to meet audience needs. Ebling also offers a document delivery service for a fee.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. The website is a clearing house of resources on service-learning, community-based participatory research, broad-based coalitions, and other partnership strategies.

Cooperative Extension’s Web Site on Program Development and Evaluation provides training and technical assistance that enables campus and community-based faculty and staff to plan, implement, and evaluate programs.

The Wisconsin Partnership Fund Web Site provides successful grant writing tips, resources on outcome evaluation, resources on evidence-based practices, and data on state, regional, and county health priorities.

Webinar: Using Evaluation to Reduce the Burden of Asthma: a Web-based introduction to CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation
The National Asthma Control Program, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, has created a four-part Webinar series on program evaluation basics. Nationally recognized experts present a general introduction to program evaluation; note challenges in conducting useful evaluations as well as methods for overcoming those challenges; and introduce the six steps of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation using examples that are relevant to state partners of the National Asthma Control Program.

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