Office for Community Engagement in Research
Mayo Clinic values and promotes diversity, including cultural competency of the staff, diversity of workforce and trainees, and a credible research program that studies and develops solutions regarding health disparities.
The Office for Community Engagement in Research (OCER) offers consultative services to better the health of our community. OCER ensures knowledge, practice and use of community-engaged research principles occur in research activities conducted by Mayo Clinic investigators and research partners.
To align with the primary value of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), the mission of the Office for Community Engagement in Research is to enhance the value of clinical and translational science by prompting engagement with pertinent stakeholder communities through education, practice and research.
OCER's mission is accomplished by working with five key stakeholder communities:
- Population (local, regional, national and global)
- Patients and their families
- Providers (health care and service)
- Policymakers and payers (government agencies and funders)
- Peers (research investigators)