Tisch College Community Research Center
The Tisch College Community Research Center (TCRC) is a champion and resource for civically engaged and community-centered scholarship across all Tufts campuses. With an emphasis on community participatory and action research, TCRC advances equitable and innovative community-university research partnerships through developing resources, networks, visibility, and new opportunities for learning.
TCRC serves Tisch College, Tufts University, and partner communities in an unusual capacity, with an emphasis on shared decision-making and community knowledge. Strong relationships ground community-engaged research, making it more relevant, meaningful, and social justice-oriented. TCRC supports collaborations among local community partners and Tufts faculty and students to co-produce knowledge addressing our communities’ most urgent questions and concerns.
Learn more in this TCRC journal article.
What is Community Participatory Research?
Community-based participatory research (CBPR)is an approach to research in which community partners are involved in all aspects of the study, including deciding on what research to do, being listed as investigators, being in the budget on grant proposals, serving on the study team during the research, and helping to disseminate findings—including serving as co-authors on publications. CBPR is one form of community engaged research (CEnR) that we frequently support;some other forms of research that involve less intensive work by the community partner will also be considered for TCRC funding.