So many letters, it just begs for an anagram. But alas, I couldn’t come up with one, and neither could The Anagrammer. But words are important, as are questions and answers. So, here is my question to you about the answers we developed and the words we used.
How do we make this better?
Here is a bit of background. In 2014, Virginia Commonwealth University Division of Community Engagement (DCE), Center for Clinical And Translational Research (CCTR) and Office of Research and Innovation developed Frequently Asked Questions: Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) and VCU’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). We made it into a PDF so we could put it VCU’s Scholars Compass, an open publishing platform so other webpages can link to it (important for document version control).
It has been a year and could use some updating. We would appreciate your thoughts and suggestions. Feel free to comment here or to blog about it and link your blog post in the comment section.
Here are some specific questions we have about it, but please don’t limit yourself to these.
- Does this FAQ ask the important questions for both community- and VCU-based researchers? If not, what questions/answers need to be included?
- Does this FAQ answer questions in ways that are helpful? If not, how do you suggest we change it so it does?
- Do we need to have separate FAQs for community- and VCU-based researchers?
- Is the language we use respectful and supportive of research partners and partnerships? If not, where and how do we need to make changes?
Thank you and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.