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Workshop: How to Build Research Relationships with Non-Academic Partners, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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How to Build Research Relationships with Non-Academic Partners
Karl Pillemer, BCTR; Jane Powers, ACT for Youth; Martha Holden, RCCP

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
12:00-1:30 PM
Location TBA


Researchers often find it necessary to carry out their work in collaboration with non-academic partners. They may wish to conduct surveys, experiments, interview projects, or intervention studies with populations reachable through community organizations (e.g., schools, health providers, human service agencies, residential care facilities, businesses). Although such relationships can be rewarding, they also provide challenges for academic researchers not used to working in these settings.

This workshop will examine how researchers can build productive partnerships and avoid difficulties in relationships with non-academic organizations and agencies. A panel discussion will feature three programs with extensive experience in conducting research and evaluation projects involving community partnerships. Workshop panelists will share lessons learned about the critical elements of building successful field collaborations using examples drawn from working with community-based organizations around aging, adolescent sexual health, and youth in residential care centers. This workshop is interactive so bring your questions, issues you have encountered, and lessons learned.

Panelists:
Karl Pillemer, Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Jane Powers, Director, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
Martha Holden, Director, Residential Child Care Project

This workshop is open to all Cornell faculty, staff, and grad students. Please RSVP to Patty Thayer at pmt6@cornell.edu
Lunch will be served.

event-htdrrws-event-image2Part of an interactive workshop series

Researchers are increasingly conducting studies in community settings and applying for grants that require documentation of real-world impact. Indeed, some funders now require components such as dissemination plans, stakeholder engagement, or community participation. To meet these new demands, researchers may wish to collaborate with non-academic groups and craft research questions and results that inform practice or policy. This series of interactive workshops shares the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research’s extensive experience conducting research in real-world settings and translating empirical findings into practice. Each workshop addresses a key challenge that researchers face in doing translational research and provides practical tools for overcoming obstacles to conducting effective translational research.

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