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.
This event is jointly sponsored by the following institutions: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University, 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.
2021 Academic Institution Keynote Speaker
Barbara Israel, DrPh
Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan's School of Public Health
Director, Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center
Read more about Dr. Israel here.
2021 Community Organization Keynote Speaker
President and CEO, Green Door Initiative
Read more about Donele Wilkens here.
- 2021 CDRD Flyer
- Call for Proposals, Submission, Selection
All attendees of CDRD receive the "Call for Proposals" via email. Applicants are limited to community-based organizations that present a poster during the CDRD event in partnership with a faculty member, student (with a faculty mentor), or postdoctoral fellow from a sponsoring institution. Sponsoring Institutions include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, and The University of Pennsylvania.
Questions? Please Contact Us
- 2021 Awardees
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. The call for proposals is coming in February 2021.
Thank you to all who attended Research Readiness Day on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
- 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
- 2021 RRD Flyer