Research Volunteer Directory Use Protocol from External Requests


Request for Access:

Name and affiliation(s) of all members of the research team

Two-page study description with detailed methods

[Please describe research rationale and objectives, methodology or intervention, and expected outcomes from the study]

Copy of the IRB approval letter

One-page description of recruitment scripts and protocol to ensure cultural sensitivity

[Please describe how researchers will request participation and how anticipated risks will be addressed/explained to the community]

Conflict of Interest Statement/Disclosure

[Please indicate whether the research team members have an economic interest in or acts as an officer of any outside entity whose financial interest would reasonably appear to be affected.]


Review Process:

Executive Committee will perform a preliminary review to assure that the research volunteer directory is not being unduly pressed, and the studies have opportunity to succeed.

CLRC Co-leaders will present the research project to the Community Advisory Board (CAB) members.

CAB members may submit questions to the researchers in order to clarify specific aspects of the research project, especially those regarding cultural sensitivity and recruitment practices.  Questions from CAB members can be addressed in person, via videoconference, conference call or in writing.

CAB members may send recommendations to researchers.

CAB members will evaluate and recommend approval or rejection of the revised research protocol.

Upon approval of the research protocol by the CAB and Executive Committee, MCCFAD personnel will: 1) send information about the approved research project to people in the Directory; or 2) share de-identified data with the researcher; or 3) share contact information separated from data, whichever applies.

Completed applications should be sent to [email protected]

Application form (pdf)