Tools & Resources for Community Research Partners

The Washington University Human Research Protection Office has created a website rich with information about community engaged research to address the needs of WU researchers engaged in research collaborations or affiliations with community partners. 

Community Engaged Research (CEnR) Program: introductory information

Getting Started In Community Research: Step by Step: Instructions and forms for creating a Community Partner-Washington University research collaboration.

Checklist for Community Partners (PDF): Process for Community Partners collaborating with Washington University researchers.

Community Partner Human Subjects Training (CITI): Direct access to on-line training is not available for community partners.  Contact Sarah Fowler-Dixon, PhD at or 314.633.7456 to discuss options.

Training Options for Community Partners: Options for providing approved training to community partners.

Obtaining Federalwide Assurance (FWA): Instructions and forms for the written documentation submitted by an institution (not an Institutional Review Board)  to assure compliance with research with non-exempt human subjects