University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) has chosen to reﬂ ect upon its past eﬀ orts and set a goal to deﬁ ne and encourage high quality Community-Based Research (CBR). h is document reﬂ ects UNP’s eﬀ orts, in conjunction with Dr. Barbara Brown’s Community Scholar in Residence (CSIR) project, to examine Community-Based Research. What does mutually-beneﬁ cial, Community-Based Research mean for researchers and community partners? What are barriers to its success? How can UNP provide information and tools to overcome barriers and help facilitate successful research partnerships? What options would be useful for UNP to consider for the future? To address these issues, university and community representatives experienced with collaborative Community-Based Research were invited to join the Community Research Collaborative (CRC). h ese individuals reﬂ ected on the barriers to and beneﬁ ts from Community-Based Research. h ey assessed what mechanisms would be helpful to that ensure future Community-Based Research partnerships can learn from past eﬀ orts and provide mutual beneﬁ t to community and university members. h ey identiﬁ ed a variety of ways in which UNP could facilitate partnership initiation and development, as well as provide a variety of tools to support public scholarship
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