The Office for Community-Engaged Research (OCER) collaborates with communities throughout the region. The office is exploring new ways of helping support community partners. Potential ideas for future implementation include:
- Maintain and make accessible available data regarding community health status and demographics to support community organizations in grant applications
- Create and maintain a Web-based inventory of grant opportunities in community-engaged research that is accessible to community members and potential investigator collaborators
- Provide grant writing consultations and other "consultation services" to support the grant application processes of community organizations through the Service Center functions of the CTSA
- Provide consultative services from Mayo Clinic Research Administrative Services to help community organizations improve their business processes
- Recruit members of local community organizations to participate in the CTSA Clinical Research Coordinator Degree/Diploma Program so that they can return to their organizations and build their capacity to engage in clinical research
- Partner with other academic institutions to explore concepts such as training for providers of health care-related community services to build capacity to engage in self-evaluation activities and research, and credentialing community partners to become principal or co-investigators on IRB-approved projects.
Office for Community-Engaged Research