Online Program

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Strengthening CBPR partnerships through tailored research ethics training and certification


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Michael Yonas, DrPH, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Maria Catrina Virata, MPH, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Shannon Valenti, BS, MBA, CIP, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Patricia I. Docum├ęt, MD, DrPH, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Jean Barone, Institutional Review Board, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Christopher Ryan, PhD, Institutional Review Board, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
The Community PARTners Core (CPC) of the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute facilitates relationships between community organizations and researchers to enhance partnered research. One strategy to increase community capacity for research is the development of a research ethics training for community partners that is adaptable to specific research studies' needs. The training is facilitated through collaboration with the CPC staff, faculty, investigators and community partners.

Required research ethics trainings generally require high literacy levels, are cumbersome, lack in contemporary research and project related examples, and do not incorporate a community perspective associated with research. CPC in partnership with University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Community Research Advisory Board has developed an IRB approved Community Partnered Research Ethics Training and Certification. This community tailored training and certification process is designed to increase community partner and academic capacity to engage more deeply and equitably in the research process. The training was informed by and piloted with community members.

Community partners and academics engaged in research are the focus for this training module, which is designed to (1) promote cultural relevance and awareness of core human subjects research ethics principles, (2) cultivate community capacity to participate in community-based and community-partnered research, and (3) assist with the integration of community and stakeholder input to the design, development, implementation, evaluation and funding of research. Post surveys with principal investigators and their community partners help to assess changes in knowledge and attitudes related to research and research ethics.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the development and piloting of this Community Partnered Research Ethics Training and Certification. Describe outcomes and lessons learned from academic and community partners who have participated in this Community Partnered Research Ethics Training and Certification. Explain how to adapt an ethics training module to a specific research project.

Keyword(s): Research Ethics, Training

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a co-investigator and team partner in the development of the research materials being presenting.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.