The Community Engagement Core ensures that community engagement occurs across the full spectrum of clinical and translational research. The Core is also closely allied with the Health Research Implementation Core to enhance community engagement with research that impacts health care. The Core works with The Bronx Health Link (TBHL) to expand collaborations and engagement with the Bronx community and healthcare partners. It helps advance life span, child health, and aging research across genders and special populations, by working with the Bronx Community Research Review Board (BxCRRB).
The goals of the Community and Stakeholder Engagement core are to:
- Provide Community Engagement expertise for established and new investigators and research teams at Einstein-Montefiore
- Collaborate with the BxCRRB to expand its consultation and review with investigators, and test other models of community engagement
- Build on our own and other CTSA-developed methodologies to evaluate the impact of collaboration and stakeholder-engaged team science with additional qualitative and quantitative analyses.
These goals are closely aligned with the objective of NCATS to create infrastructure to engage communities with research projects and to advance the science of community-engaged research. We will use the CTSA to develop best practices, enduring curricula and other materials, and provide consultations on how to engage communities.
Practice-based Research Network
Spanish Translation Resource
Our Spanish Translation Resource offers the Einstein/Montefiore research community access to a Spanish-language translator who will translate research documents from English to Spanish. Translations provided by the ICTR-supported Spanish Translation Resource will be from a fully-bilingual and certified individual who will incorporate linguistic and culturally relevant considerations.
Federal regulations mandate that information given to potential research participants (or their representatives) be given in a language they can understand. Translation of research documents is therefore necessary to comply with such regulations and can also help address barriers to research study participation among non-English and historically excluded populations.
Examples of research documents that may be translated include: Informed Consent documents, Questionnaires or study measures (if not already available and validated), Recruitment materials (print or social media ads, flyers), contact letters, among others.
Important considerations regarding translation services:
- Cost should be accounted for in your research budget
- Fees for Spanish-language translation is generally $100/page with variations according to project type or materials (ie website content, flyers)
- Fees are waived for pilot studies or graduate research projects. Other considerations may be available on a case-by-case basis.
- Only IRB-approved materials will be translated
- We will request you provide the IRB-approved materials as the source file for translation.
- Translating the documents is not always sufficient
- The research team must include at least one person who is fluent in the target language(s) to ensure that participants can be effectively engaged and communicated with during all phases of research.
For questions regarding this service, please email Claudia.Lechuga@einsteinmed.edu
To submit a request for Spanish translation services please click here.
For Community Members
CIRTIfication: Community Involvement in Research Training
This unique, self-paced online training program in human research protections is tailored to the unique roles of community research partners. This course, available in English and Spanish, provides an overview of research ethics and protections to enhance our community partners’ understanding of the research process to promote meaningful engagement.
Community partners, advocates, Community Health Workers, and others are encouraged to take advantage of this training at no charge. To get started, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If individuals qualify to be listed on the IRB for a particular study, they should complete CITI training to ensure the institutionally required human subject projections training is completed.