Research Bench Lab

Opening Doors to Community Research

This human subject research protection training program allows community organizations and their staff to safely and ethically conduct community engaged research.

About "Opening Doors to Community Research"

In 2014, a request was made for a funding opportunity to create innovative methods for a human research protection training product applicable to community engaged research and diverse community partner organizations.

Through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Capacity Building funding opportunity titled "Call for Human Subject Research Protection Training Program Product Development," a partnership was started to create an innovative training product. This partnership, known as "Opening Doors to Community Research," created a training curriculum applicable to community engaged research. Participating organizations included the United Community Center, Friedens Community Ministries Network, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

How It Works

This digital program offers guidance for community members who want to learn how to coordinate their own community based instruction. Through a series of web-based milestones, the trainer reviews basics to facilitating instruction. Additionally, the trainer gains access to materials for administering Human Subject Research Protections training in their community.

Review the Training Map (PDF) or Submit a Qualifying Form to get started.