Community-based review of research across diverse community contexts: Key characteristics, critical issues, and future directions

Nancy Shore, Angela Ford, Eric Wat, Missy Brayboy, Mei Ling Isaacs, Alice Park, Hal Strelnick, Sarena D. Seifer

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A growing number of community-based organizations and community-academic partnerships are implementing processes to determine whether and how health research is conducted in their communities. These community-based research review processes (CRPs) can provide individual and community-level ethics protections, enhance the cultural relevance of study designs and competence of researchers, build community and academic research capacity, and shape research agendas that benefit diverse communities. To better understand how they are organized and function, representatives of 9 CRPs from across the United States convened in 2012 for a working meeting. In this article, we articulated and analyzed the models presented, offered guidance to communities that seek to establish a CRP, andmade recommendations for future research, practice, and policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1294-1301
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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