Community Partner

How IRBs Protect Human Research Participants

Every community partner should know about the IRB because, to collaborate in academic research on human subjects, your research activities will need to be approved by the academic institution's IRB, or institutional review board. The IRB review ensures that the...

Community Partner Training for Human Subjects Research

To collaborate in research and have access to data, you must be trained in human subjects research ethics and principles. This free, two-hour training from Penn's Community Engagement and Research Core is approved by the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) of the...

Guide to Equitable Language in Grant Writing

This one-page infographic is a good reminder of some key considerations when writing about health disparities and health equity using language that accurately describes the context and respects/empowers the population. Perfect to print and post in your work space.

Applying for Grants

The Community Tool Box outlines the key steps to creating a grant application that's likely to succeed. This could be helpful if you're newer to grants, or if you're looking for a step-by-step guide to work through with a partner.

Measuring Social Determinants of Health

The PhenX toolkit curates standard data collection measures for various topic areas, this specific one being for measuring social determinants of health. Using standard measures allows you to compare "apples to apples" with other research projects, as opposed to each...

CDC Evaluation Framework

This is a YouTube video from the CDC which summarizes each piece of their public health evaluation framework. (9 minutes)