How We Support CTR Investigators

Our Core members are available to help investigators and their study teams design projects and research strategies that bring the community voice to the center of their research. The NNE-CTR also has additional Research Navigators who can support CTR investigators in the research process, including study design, IRB processes, analyses, and more! Learn more about all of the Navigation Services available.

You can request an initial consultation with our Rural Research Navigators by filling out this form.


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CONNECTING Researchers with Community Partners
  • Engage investigators in research addressing community needs
  • Facilitate community outreach and engagement initiatives
  • Foster meaningful connections between investigators and community members with shared areas of interest and expertise
  • Identify community partners interested in research projects
Helping Researchers DESIGN Effective Community-Engaged Research Projects
  • Assist with integrating methods of community engagement in study design and execution
  • Educate about community-engaged research
  • Evaluate delivery of health interventions and projects in communities
  • Navigate barriers to carrying out research in a community
Fostering Meaningful DIALOGUES Between Research Teams and Community Experts
  • Consult to identify and address community priorities
  • Promote community-engaged research
  • Provide support for communication and dissemination strategies with community partners


Administrative Core

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design Core

Community Engagement & Outreach Core

Professional Development Core

Tracking & Evaluation Core

Translational Research Technologies Core



Please email us with any questions or for assistance accessing services.

Need to Become a Member?

All NNE-CTR members have access to our services and support. Learn more about membership here and gain access to our core services and programs.

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