This document outlines the rationale and procedures for pursuing community-based ethics training. This training and certification program has been adapted from the University of Pittsburgh, Human Research Protection Office and approved by the Office of Research Integrity at UNC Greensboro.
Rationale: This community-based research ethics training is offered as an alternative to Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI program) when it has been determined that CITI training is not the most appropriate or useful form of ethics training for community co-researchers. This could be for a variety of reasons, such as limited access to online training, intercultural differences in ethics, and language and literacy differences. In addition to serving as an alternative training format, this ethics training takes into consideration the unique principles and practices of community-engaged research, which engages community members as collaborators in all aspects of a research study, from design to implementation to analysis.
UNCG COMMUNITY PARTNER RESEARCH ETHICS TRAINING (CPRET). Accessed May 24, 2022.