Resources for Research in Vulnerable and Aging Populations and with Diverse Teams

Lead by our team of experts, our VARC resource offerings are designed to help investigators become empowered to lead their research projects:

VARC Office Hours

How to use this:

  • Design & grant-writing 
  • IRB 
  • Beginning data collection 
  • Writing up results 
  • Sharing findings with community stakeholders 

Primary Data Collection Repository of Resources 

(available upon request) 
  • Example consent documents, IRB documents 
  • Recommended references for qualitative and mixed methods
  • Recommended reading on anti-racism in research

Advice about building and supporting diverse teams

Running a team  

  • Team meeting agenda examples & how to run meetings 
  • Routine team check-ins (e.g. RS example) 
  • SOPs 

Supporting students and mentees 

  • Medical student summer research plan (qualitative examples) 
  • CURE intern summer training plan examples 
  • Methods for long-term remote engagement of student/trainee collaborations