Director: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
The goals of the Recruitment, Outcomes and Assessment Resource (ROAR) are to develop resources for population and clinical/transitional research that can enhance collaborative, multidisciplinary population research; enable observational, behavioral, clinical translation and interventional studies; and avoid inefficiency in the development and execution of these studies.
The ROAR is comprised of two coordinated components: one for recruitment, retention and outreach, and a second for research implementation.
Services that ROAR provides for Recruitment, Retention and Outreach include assistance with development and implementation of recruitment and retention plans and materials. These services include:
- Designing brochures and recruitment materials
- Developing media campaigns
- Tailoring informed consent to appropriate literacy levels
- Recruitment observation and feedback
- Assisting with recruitment budget planning
For more advanced stages of initiation and execution of patient-oriented research studies, ROAR services include:
- Creating informed consent documents
- Designing and testing questionnaires and other data collection instruments
- Preparing project documentation
- Assisting in implementing centralized participant eligibility assessment; and initial participant contact and eligibility assessment
- Staff training and coordination to facilitate data collection, including obtaining and tracking informed consent, in-person and telephone interviewing, medical records abstraction, etc.
- Consultation services
Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH