HIV Community Based Research

Bringing Community & Academia together through research

Helping to build CBR around the world!!

I’ve always wondered who views this website and if it is helpful for Community Organizations interested in community based research in HIV/AIDS.

A very nice comment from an appreciative viewer

Message:

Dear Sir/Madam,
Hello! Its my pleasure to contact you to offer the debt of my thanks and gratifications for offering the details of how to coduct a CBR. Im from pakistan and a HIV+ and have just joined as country project coordinator for GFATM Round-10 which is a community based project. I had no idea about how to debut the project but after going through your site Im cofident and have a fair idea about things. With this opening I thought to thank you for such a comprehensive guide. I would alwas appriciate your guidence to put in my best for the cause of PLHIVs.
Thanks and Regards
Asghar Sattu

UBC Task Force on CBR

The University of BC has convened a Task Force to gather input from academic and community researchers on how to improve the capacity of the University to engage in CBR. Issues including (but not limited to) promotion and tenure, meaningful involvement of the community, and greater acceptance of CBR as credible research will be discussed and recommendations made to John Hepburn, the V.P. Research whose office convened the Task Force.
Terry Howard is the Co-Chair of the Task Force along with Penny Gurstein from UBC.
Contact us through this website if you would like to contribute your recommendation to the Task Force!

New Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research

Canada’s research granting agencies — Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) — are committed to fostering and maintaining an environment that supports and promotes the responsible conduct of research.

On December 5, 2011, they officially launched the new Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research. This new Framework is an umbrella document that describes Agency policies and requirements related to applying for and managing Agency funds, performing research and disseminating results. It also outlines the process that institutions and Agencies follow in the event of an allegation of a breach of Agency policy.

This new Framework replaces the previous integrity policy and related documents, including the Tri-Agency Policy Statement: Integrity in Research and Scholarship (TCPS-I, 1994), the Framework for Tri-Council Review of Institutional Policies Dealing with Integrity in Research (1996) and the Tri-Agency Process for Addressing Allegations of Non-compliance with Tri-Agency Policies (2010).

Community Based Research – what is it?

Anyone can participate in community-based research!

The Community-Based Research (CBR) Capacity-Building Program presented by Positive Living BC is a provincial program bringing together BC AIDS Service Organizations and academic researchers.

The Community-Based Research Facilitator brokers the relationship to ensure community interests are included and protected in projects while ensuring scientific rigour is observed during the research process.

The program is designed to improve the skills of AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) in developing, implementing, and disseminating findings from their own community based research project with the assistance of a “CBR Facilitator”.

Terry Howard, the Director of HIV Community Based Research for British Columbia, works collaboratively with ASOs and academic institutions to identify and coordinate a wide-range of initiatives that incorporate community-based research principles and provide much needed “knowledge to action” that benefits the HIV community.

Community-situated CBR projects offer a great opportunity to provide evidence-based research findings to support your next funding application!


Please check out the NEW POSTS BELOW for current information!