PA-13-209: Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research Efforts (R01) (R21)

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PA-13-209:  Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research Efforts (R01) (R21)

This funding opportunity announcement issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks to develop innovative measurement tools for community engaged research efforts.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to develop innovative measurement for community engaged research efforts. The use of community engaged research (CEnR) methodologies, such as community-based participatory, community-based, and practice-based research are regarded as valid approaches to prevent disease and promote health. A collaborative effort between community partners and researchers to engage in research that benefits community is a central tenet to CEnR. Even though the use of these methodologies are commonly used, gaps remain in how these processes work or how the success of these programs can be measured, such as public trust, collaboration, capacity and empowerment.  The knowledge gained by measuring trust, collaboration, and empowerment will inform future efforts when working within a community. A challenge to understanding the impact of engagement efforts and participation in health research, whether it is health promotion, intervention research, comparative effectiveness or, a clinical trial, is the paucity of measurement tools that are tested and validated. There is a need to develop valid and reliable tools that measure effective engagement when working with communities.

Innovative tools that measure public trust, collaboration, and empowerment are needed to strengthen the science of CEnR. Tools that effectively measure engagement efforts and are valid and reliable will enhance the scientific efforts when using community based, community based participatory and practice based research methodologies.

Specific areas of research interest include, but are not limited to those listed below.

  • Develop and test tools that measure trust between partners in engagement efforts
  • Develop and test tools that measure capacity/readiness for research efforts
  • Develop and test tools to measure successful partnership/collaboration in engagement efforts
  • Develop reliable and valid tools that can be used in measuring community engaged research efforts that impact individual outcomes such as trust, capacity, empowerment, and collaboration
  • Use established statistical procedures to test existing or newly developed instruments
  • Develop and test instruments that measure the success or failure of partnership efforts
  • Apply existing tools in measuring community engaged research efforts
  • Develop and test scientific measures of sustainability for health improvement programs
  • Develop and test scientific outcome measures related to improving health disparities

Application Dues Dates: Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

For More Information

R01 - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-209.html

R21- http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-212.html

 

Scientific/Research Contact(s)

 

Donna Jo McCloskey, RN, PhD

Program Director, Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH
Telephone: 301-594-5971
Email: mccloskd@mail.nih.gov