Relationship Development and Support

Guidance for Forming/Supporting Community Advisory Board (CAB)/Steering Committee

This resource shares some things to consider when starting up a community advisory board or steering committee. Discussing and communicating about these types of items may improve the health of the partnership and avoid conflict later.

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Community, Patient, and Clinician Engagement in Research: Key Considerations & FAQs

This document provides a series of key considerations related to incorporating engagement into different phases of a research project: 1) Getting Started, 2) Implementation, and 3) Dissemination. These are intended to be useful regardless of the type and amount of engagement a research project uses. The document is also intended to be a resource for preparing grant applications that require or suggest patient/community/stakeholder engagement. It is framed for academic researchers but may be useful to review for community partners as well.

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Building Healthy Partner Relationships

This document describes concepts and questions to consider when starting and building healthy relationships with partners. It also provides tips related to avoiding and dealing with conflicts among partners. Download Building Healthy Partner Relationships (PDF)

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Patient and Stakeholder Engagement in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI)

This document discusses the potential role of patients and other stakeholders (including caregivers, community members, community organizations,  public agencies, etc.) in a PCORI submission and the process involved in obtaining patient and other stakeholder input during the planning process and throughout a funded PCORI project. Download Patient and Stakeholder Engagement in Patient Centered Outcomes Research […]

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Sample ARCC Letters of Intent (LOI)

The attached document is a sample of a successful LOIs submitted by a community-academic teams to the ARCC Seed Grant Program. It may be helpful to look at these examples but please keep in mind to carefully craft a LOI to meet the specific requirements of the funding opportunity being pursued.
For additional Information on the ARCC Seed Grant Program: http://www.nucats.northwestern.edu/funding/seed-grants/arcc-seed-grants/index.html

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Preparing for Discussions with Possible Research Partners

This document can help organizations prepare for discussions with possible research partners (academic or community). Includes 1) things to discuss internally at your organization BEFORE talking with possible research partners; 2) information to give to possible research partners about your organization; and 3) questions to ask possible research partners.

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