Community-Driven Research Day

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) is a program that encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups that have research questions they are interested in answering.

Through CDRD, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and community groups interested in developing partnerships to conduct research participate in an interactive rapid presentation that highlights the organization’s/group’s mission, goals, and major accomplishments, as well as display research questions that they are interested in answering about how we can advance health and equity for their community members.

The 2023 Community-Driven Research Day took place on January 26, 2023 in Philadelphia PA. To open the event, a panel of past CDRD awardees and community-driven research experts presented on effective community-academic collaborations. Following the panel discussion, CBO’s and community groups participated in an interactive poster session to highlight their research questions of interests to researchers, public sector partners, and others interested in community-academic partnerships.

The event is jointly sponsored by the following institutions: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University College of Public Health, Thomas Jefferson University, and The University of Pennsylvania.

We are committed to community-based participatory research, which includes the basic tenet that both community partners and research partners are involved in all phases of research, allowing community capacity and related opportunities to be developed and sustained. The focus of CDRD is about making connections and the CDRD organizing committee is willing to help facilitate connections.

Small grants are awarded to promising community partner-researcher collaborations annually through a competitive submission process.  

CDRD Information

CDRD 2023 Flyer

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CDRD 2023 Agenda

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2022 Awardees
Successful CDRD Partnerships

Watch academic researchers and community partners share about the collaborative research projects that stemmed from Community-Driven Research Day.

A Domino Effect: Understanding the Impact of the Opioid Crisis on African American Older Adults

Utilizing Community-based Participatory Research to Implement Sustainable IPV Screening Practices

Perceptions of African Americans About Their Participation in Clinical Trials

CDRD 2022
Thank you to all participants of CDRD 2022, which was held on January 27, 2022 with a theme of Advancing Health and Equity Through Community-Academic Partnerships.

Research Readiness Day

Research Readiness Day (RRD) is designed as a complement to CDRD to prepare participants to develop community-academic partnerships. RRD is a technical assistance event for CBOs and community groups interested in learning more about effective community/academic research partnerships.

This is a great opportunity for community organizations that presented posters at CDRD to gain technical assistance in developing their CDRD proposal.

RRD 2023 will be held virtually on February 16, 2023 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Click here to register.

RRD Information

Topics Covered at RRD
  • Basics of community-academic partnerships
  • Developing and refining a research question
  • Finding connections
  • Pitching your idea
  • Beginning to build a proposal
  • Working with participants
  • Navigating the IRB
RRD 2023 Registration

Click here to register for Research Readiness Day 2023.