Resources for Conducting CEnR

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What is Community-Engaged Research?

Community engaged research (CEnR) is a collaborative process between the researcher and community partner that creates and disseminates knowledge and creative expression with the goal of contributing to the discipline and strengthening the well-being of the community. CEnR identifies the assets of all stakeholders and incorporates them in the design and conduct of the different phases of the research process.

Advocates assert that it promotes better research and translation of findings. Other benefits of CEnR include development of research that is responsive to community need, increased capacity built through partnerships, expanded funding opportunities and greater opportunities to translate findings into practice.*

*Adapted from Carnegie and CDC.

VCU's Definition of Community-Engaged Research

What is Translational Research?