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This guide helps users navigate resources from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Community Engaged Research Initiative.

CTSI Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI)

The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) e-Library leverages existing local and national resources around community engagement and community engaged research (CEnR).  The following guides equips both community-based organizations (CBOs) and researchers with training, videos, and other capacity-building tools for researchers and community partners to equitably and fully engage in CEnR. Through CEnR, CBOs and universities can form mutually beneficial, equitable, robust, and collaborative partnerships to change and improve community and population health.

Community Engagement

What is Community Engagement?

This guide focuses on the concept of community engagement, and includes definitions and principles, how-to-guides and other resources, as well as frequently asked questions.

CENR for Researchers

A Researcher's Guide to Community Engaged Research

This guide is meant to be a first stop for researchers who are trying to learn about and implement community engagement in their work, and includes how-to-guides and other resources, as well as key concepts and a useful glossary of terms.

CENR for Community Members

A Community Member's Guide to Community Engaged Research

This guide is an introduction to CEnR for community members and organizations and includes definitions, how-to guides, funding sources, as well as recommended reading and a useful glossary of terms.

Contact Us

For More Information

The CTSI Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) facilitates equitable, authentic, and robust community-engaged research to improve health. Contact CERI if you are a Duke researcher or community member who wants more information about community engagement, community engaged research, or to access CERI's services, which include: consultation services and community studios; community partnerships and coalitions; and education and training.

For more information about the resources in these guides, contact Leatrice Martin at