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About the Engaged Research short course

The Engaged Research short course intends to provide valuable information to academics, researchers and students who wish to engage in research responsive to societal challenges.

The course aims to:

  1. Give participants a clear overview and understanding of engaged research and specifically community based participatory research
  2. Introduce participants to the theoretical and conceptual roots; methodology and approaches to community based participatory research
  3. Enable participants to design an engaged research project  


ER Short course

Research plays a critical role in the creation of knowledge and advocating for change. Engaged Research includes the various methods by which researchers can cooperate and collaborate with various stakeholders in the research process, to investigate a community identified need, challenge, or issue.

In this accredited short course, researchers are given the theoretical and practical tools to design an engaged research and community-based participatory research project, including the various methods and principles of engagement with partners for a successful engaged research project.

  • Official certification on completion of assignments
  • Live Online Discussion Sessions
  • Interactive Online Platform


2022 Dates

  • First semester: April 11th - May 13th
  • Second semester: July 18th - August 19th


Important Documents


How we can support you 

RUCE provides support to academic departments, research groups and students interested in using CBPR as an approach to research in the following ways:

  • Attend our Engaged Research short course
  • RUCE division run workshops and seminars on Engaged Research
  • Register your project with the Division for ongoing support and information


Important documents - RU policies on CE, Promotions, Ethics Committee






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