Consultations in Community Engaged Research

This service is provided by the Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR).


The Irving Institute's Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR) provides technical assistance to support Columbia University researchers and community stakeholders in carrying out community-engaged research, community-based participatory research, and dissemination and implementation science. Technical assistance includes:

  • Partnership Facilitation: Introductions between academic and community stakeholders for possible research partnerships.
  • Participant Recruitment: Assistance with potential sources for participant recruitment, including ResearchMatch, the data warehouse, RecruitMe, and our own research registry, which are all available to Columbia University researchers. We also post flyers and advertise research studies at the Columbia Community Partnership for Health.
  • Communications: Assistance with event promotion and research recruitment through digital signage, our email newsletter, and ad hoc email to community residents.

Starting in March 2020, we are also providing consultations for COVID-19 research. 


This service is available to all researchers at Columbia University and community stakeholders.


There is no cost for this service.

Cite it, Submit it, Share it!

If your research has benefited from one or more Irving Institute resources, please remember to:

  • Cite our CTSA grant, UL1 TR001873, in any relevant publications, abstracts, chapters, and/or posters.
  • Submit your publications to PubMed Central (PMC) for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
  • Share your research updates with us by sending an email to:


Alejandra N. Aguirre, DrPH, MPH
Columbia Community Partnership for Health
390 Fort Washington Avenue, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10033
United States