COVID-19 Research Resources
A curated list of research resources around guidelines, policies, and procedures related to COVID-19, drawn from Harvard University, affiliated academic healthcare centers, and government funding agencies

Helping researchers navigate clinical & translational research regulatory processes. Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program

Community-Engaged Research (CEnR)


Community-engaged research centers around fostering collaborations with and among groups of people affiliated by geographic proximity, special interest, or similar situations with the goal of addressing issues that affect the wellbeing of the people within the group. It often involves partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize resources and influence systems, change relationships among partners, and serve as catalysts for changing policies, programs, and practices.

The Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program in conjunction with the Community Engagement Program have developed resources to support community-engaged research.


  • Community-Engaged Research 101 [PDF]
    "Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) and the Institutional Review Board: Principles, Challenges, and Opportunities" provides an overview of community-engaged research, the risks and ethical issues for CEnR, and the IRB operational challenges and solutions related to CEnR.
  • FWA Toolkit [PDF]
    This toolkit includes general information, definition of key terms and concepts, frequently asked questions, and templates to support domestic research that involves community organizations in partnership with academic institutions.
  • Human Subjects Training for Community Partners - request
    This training is for community partners and/or lay individuals engaged in the conduct of human research. In addition to focusing on the ethical conduct of working with research participants, this training helps educate community partners on their roles and ethical responsibilities during the research project.


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