To improve its efficacy and outcomes, Mary's Center collaborates on a regular basis with scholars, academic institutions, scientists, foundations, industry and inventors in the umbrella of biomedicine, federal and local health and human services departments, among others who desire to conduct community-based and participatory research. Community-based research refers to a partnership between an institution and a community organization such as Mary's Center. The partners come together around a mutually identified goal where every stakeholder participates in the research. That is, from the design phase to the point where outcomes are published and programs, procedures, systems are enhanced due to the findings
In choosing our partners, we are vigilant about protecting the safety and confidentiality of our participants. Our main goal in working with researchers is to enhance the quality of our services.
Our most successful partnerships result in research that improves our work and helps inform policymakers and experts in the medical and social services fields about effective, replicable models.
In order to review and/or approve internal and external opportunities for research involving Mary's Center participants and/or staff we have developed an inter-disciplinary committee and decision-making body, the Research Review Committee (RRC).
The RRC meets twice per month and will consider proposals if it determines that a research project would assist Mary's Center in enhancing the services provided to our participants, or inform us of best practices in program design and outcomes.
If you have innovative ideas and /or would like to conduct research at Mary's Center, please review the information below:
We are currently collaborating with the National Institutes of Health, The Centers for Disease Control, the Urban Institute, the Palo Alto Institute for Research & Education, Emerson Clinical Trials Institute, and the George Washington University, Georgetown University Nursing School and Johns Hopkins University.
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