An essential contribution provided by an academic institution is the gathering and dissemination of information within local, regional, national, and international communities. Catalyzed by Tulane's renewed commitment to local and regional neighbors, the Community-Based Participatory Research grant program aims to: advance research of civic agendas in the context of contemporary New Orleans; further promote authentic collaboration between the greater New Orleans community and Tulane University faculty; and provide resources for research projects that will offer information critical toward enacting long-term, sustainable change in the community.
The Center for Public Service defines Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as a collaborative approach to research that promotes positive change with and within the community. It involves an equitable relationship between community organizations and university researchers that is reflected in all levels of project design and dissemination. CBPR is a partnership between community and university investigators in which each group contributes their expertise and share equal ownership of the process and products of research collaboration.
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