Community Researcher Training Program

Community Resident Researcher Training Program

We train and certify community residents to be researchers and participate in active research projects. As a Community Resident Researcher, you will have the opportunity to actively engage in a number of community-based participatory research projects. This may include serving as local informants, data collectors, and focus group facilitators.

Community Resident Researchers will also complete Case Western Reserve University’s Continuing Research Education Credit (CREC) Program, which provides a free training in the protection of human subjects in research.

General topics covered in the training program include:

  • Research Process: Learning about the stages that included in the research process (i.e. research questions, study design, data collection, etc.)
  • Human Subject Protection: This includes learning about the laws and regulations that are in place to protect research participants
  • Informed Consent Process: An informed consent form provides detailed information about a research study.



If you are interested in becoming a Community Resident Researcher, please contact:

Katrice D. Cain, MA
Program Development Manager