COMMUNITY REVIEWER FAQ

Why would I be a good reviewer?

Your expertise is your knowledge of a particular community and/or experience with a health issue, either personally or as a caregiver. The researcher that has requested your advice values your opinions and experience and would like to incorporate your feedback into their project in the hope that it can be more successful.

I don't know anything about research. Why do you think I can help?

There is no prior knowledge of research required to be a community reviewer. The emphasis is on community insight. Participating in the Community Review Board process will provide an opportunity to learn more about research and how it ultimately could affect your community.

Where are the meetings held?

Community Review Boards usually take place in a community setting, such as community centers, health centers and public libraries.

How often do I have to participate? What happens after the meeting?

Community Review Board meetings are scheduled for one specific date. If you are interested in participating in other Community Review Board panels, a Wright Center staff member can contact you for future opportunities.

Cite & Submit: UL1TR002649

Publications supported by the Wright Center must cite the CTSA Grant number (UL1TR002649) and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. We rely on these citations as a critical performance measure when reporting annual productivity to the NIH.