Marj is developing and implementing an intensive training and technical assistance program for 12 collaborative teams of scientists and community members. The training is the centerpiece of an innovative project, Community-Based Research Infrastructure for Better Science (CRIBS). CRIBS is a collaboration between the California Breast Cancer Research Program and the nonprofit organization Commomweal. The teams will conduct community-based participatory research into:
CRIBS is based on a vision of stimulating high-quality research that will lead to solutions that reduce the suffering caused by breast cancer. This project also has the potential to improve community-based participatory research. One goal is to increase the likelihood of success of multiple scientist-community-member partnerships that can broadly impact research.
Marj’s role includes: