Research Enrollment and Diversity

The Research Enrollment and Diversity initiative seeks to increase participation in research, particularly among diverse populations. Research in which participants reflect the characteristics of the underlying population with or at risk for disease better serves all of those affected and is more generalizable.

This section is a central resource for overcoming barriers to research participation at multiple levels. For example:

  • Study design – strategies for improving consent & recruitment protocols to promote trust and inclusion
  • Individual – address negative perceptions of the research process and increase knowledge about specific research procedures
  • Clinical Provider / Community Considerations – foster relationships and communication with healthcare providers and/or community partners to further support research

Materials found here have been curated from several Harvard Catalyst programs and the network of Clinical and Translational Science Centers across the United States.