The Bronx Community Research Review Board (BxCRRB) began in 2011 as a community-academic partnership between The Bronx Health Link (TBHL) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The goal of the BxCRRB is to initiate a process of community consultation to ensure that researchers respect the rights of participants, address community needs, and will use the data to improve health outcomes. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, TBHL recruited members from the Bronx and trained them in bioethics and clinical research methods in order to review research proposals from researchers from Einstein. Having met with researchers for two years, in 2013 the Board will begin a new chapter of community outreach and education to inform borough residents about clinical research and how it relates to health outcomes.
The Bronx Community Research Review Board (BxCRRB) advocates for Bronx residents by engaging researchers and communities, assuring culturally-appropriate research practices that are fair and ethical, and addressing health equity, well-being, and social and environmental justice. The BxCRRB educates its community about research opportunities and the benefits of participation, empowers its community to express their needs and concerns related to research, in order to increase the potential benefits of study to the community. The BxCRRB is committed to assuring research study results are appropriately disseminated to the community in order to increase trust between community and research partners and policymakers.
The BxCRRB vision is to bridge the gap between researchers and Bronx residents in order to build trust and improve the quality of life for all residents. We aim to do this by becoming the premier community advocate addressing:
- Health disparities and inequities
- Socio-economic and environmental justice problems
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