For the Community
The University of Maryland, Baltimore and its partners are passionate about research engaging the community. Communities include local health providers, community-based organizations, disease advocacy groups, nonprofit or industry entities engaged in translational research (bringing research discoveries to the community), and other local or national communities.
Engaging communities as active partners in the full spectrum of translational research ...
- Identifies community health needs and priorities
- Provides input on relevant research questions
- Contributes to appropriate research design and methods
- Develops culturally sensitive and ethical proposals
- Enhances the recruitment and retention of research participants
- Implements and disseminates research findings more effectively
Successful community engagement ...
- Promotes communities as full partners
- Values and respects all stakeholders, rewarding them for their time and expertise
- Increases public support for research
- Improves the health and well-being of the Baltimore community and beyond
- Wanting to learn more about research? Please see the sidebar on the left for frequently asked questions about research and information about participating in research.
- Interested in becoming a Community Advisor on research design and strategies? Call the UMB PATIENTS Program at 410-706-3839 or go to https://patients.umaryland.edu/about/contact-us.html
- Are you needing community input on the design of your research? Please see the ICTR Community and Collaboration Core of expert resources available to you.
- Searching for volunteers for your research, consider ResearchMatch.
We strive to provide the public and our researchers with the information, tools, and resources they need to connect and be full, successful partners.