Community-based participatory research: A guide to ethical principles and practice

This is a very handy report for student and HEI, community staff researchers considering responsibility they have before embarking on a community-based research project.  All research raises questions about ethics: about the rigour, responsibility and respect of the practices of researchers. As a result, there are strict systems in place to encourage and enforce ethical practice.

The international Living Knowledge Network Resources for CBR

The international Living Knowledge Network (LK) is set up for people interested in building partnerships for public access to research. Members use the network platform and its tools for documentation and to exchange information, ideas, experiences and expertise on community-based research and science and society relations in general.

Building Capacity and Enhancing Quality Through Participatory Research

This community-based research initiative looks at How best to involve clients more meaningfully in the development of service provision. The overall goals of the partnership between NUIG and COPE were to:

Enable COPE Galway to use research to enhance the quality of services provision

Provide staff with an introduction to participatory research skills for use in their practice

Empower clients to make informed choices to influence service provision

Enable staff, clients and researchers to engage more effectively, positively and proactively

Youth Economic Particpation Initiative: Mobilizing Universities to Address the Youth Unemployement Crisis

Brief introduction;

The Youth Economic Parcipaton Initiatve responds to the universal gap between the realiFes of the job market, the ability of university-­‐educated youth to successfully parFcipate in the economy, and emerging definiFons of civic engagement as it relates to employment, vocaFonalism and leadership development. Understanding that universiFes hold an important responsibility to address these issues, YEPI aims to apply the extensive experFse and collaboraFon of university civic engagement programs to tackle the youth unemployment crisis.

An emergent model - Research, Knowledge Mobilization to Policy Impact

This example from the University of Albertais provides an integrated model of knowledge mobilization, that effectively connects research to public policy, via learning and education programmes in Canada. It considers research to knowledge mobilization and knowledge mobilization to inform political decisions - and ultimatley impacting community wellbeing.

CARL Community-based Research Process Map

This map wil guide you through the process of developing a new community based research initiative to disseminating results and findings.

CARL Community-based Research Manual

The aim of the manual is to assist civil society organisations (CSOs), students, supervisors and all those involved in the Community Academic Research Links (CARL) Initiative at UCC in understanding and engaging with community-based research. This manual should be used as a guide rather than a rulebook.

CARL Community-based Research Agreement

This sample research agreement provided by CARL at UCC aims to support those developing a community-based research initiative at their institution. The agreement relates to arrangements agreed between the student and the group for external organsition they will partner with to execute  research project.


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