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Guidelines for Researchers

Access Guidelines for Prospective Researchers

The following guidelines serve as a standard for researchers and institutions who hope to engage members of the Rapid Response Research Network.

1. Study Purpose

The research questions and study purpose should advance the promotion of antiracism in individuals, especially in children. We prioritize partnerships with individuals and institutions working to identify practical interventions that parents, guardians, and other adults can use to promote antiracist attitudes and practices in children and in themselves

2. Community participation and engagement

We prioritize research studies that align with the principles and values of Community-Based Participatory Action Research. This means research in which community members partner meaningfully with researchers throughout the study process, from identifying key questions to analyzing and disseminating findings

3. Full communication and transparency

When potential partners intend to engage with adult caregivers and children, the study goals, methods, and purpose should be fully disclosed. Researchers and their institutions should also provide full transparency on how data will be gathered, stored, and protected, and how the results will be disseminated and utilized.

4. Community benefit

The research process should benefit participants and have community value. This value should be defined by those who engage in the research, not merely those who are conducting it.

5. Community access

The research results, conclusions, and any publications based on EmbraceRace family data should be shared and accessible to the EmbraceRace community. Including, but not limited to, providing free access to the published article.

6. Informed consent

When EmbraceRace data is used or reported, full consent must be gained from all research participants. This consent must be explicit, voluntary and documented. Asking for consent honors the dignity and rights of individuals and their families.