Participant Advisory Board

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The Volunteer Participant Advisory Board (VPAB) was created to represent and include participating volunteer's ideas and goals in the planning, recruitment, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of clinical research studies of GHUCCTS. The mission of the VPAB is to advance equity, safety and excellence in scientific research through outreach to a multicultural community and the inclusion of the volunteer participant's voice.

Benefits of joining the Volunteer Participant Advisory Board

  • You'll contribute to ensuring the community voice is heard and influence research processes.
  • You'll provide feedback to researchers at all stages of research, including developing a recruitment plan.
  • You'll learn about research through the monthly "Research 101" series.

Accomplishments of the Volunteer Participant Advisory Board (as of May 2017)

  • Voted on and select the GHUCCTS Recruitment Core website: (welcome!)
  • Identified language diversity as a high priority area and recommended translating website content to Spanish.
  • Developed the mission and vision statement of the board.
  • Provided feedback on the "Community Outreach for Participant Recruitment & Community Engaged Research". Presentation was revised based on feedback and successfully presented at a local community event.
  • Provided recruitment feedback through the "Recruitment Studio" session for two studies.

Interested in joining? Complete the form below if you are a patient, or family member of a patient, who has engaged in a research study and you're willing to share insight about your experiences.

The VPAB is also available to provide feedback to researchers. Visit our Recruitment Center Services page for more information.

Questions or Comments about the PAB?

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