Research Resources

Understanding research: 

  • Making research work for your community: This document offers a great overview of questions to ask when thinking about partnering with university researchers, including a helpful checklist.
  • Analyzing outcome information: This guide describes straightforward, common-sense steps organizations can take to analyze their raw data for decision-making purposes.
  • BC community health data: Health data from the Downtown Eastside can be found by searching by: location > Local Health Area > Downtown Eastside.

Conducting research: 

  • Research ethics, The Homeless Hub: This list of ethics guidelines compiled by the Homeless Hub includes guidance on research involving Aboriginal communities and homeless populations.
  • Research charter, Vancouver Native Health Society: This document provides good guidelines for action-oriented, capacity-building, accountable research and participatory approaches.
  • Female drug users discuss ethical research: This exploratory qualitative study asks women who use drugs about their experiences with research and their perspectives on respectful engagement.
  • “Nothing about us without us”: This report demands the greater involvement of people who use illegal drugs in public health planning.

Mobilizing research:

  • Innovation to implementation: This step-by-step guide to knowledge translation (KT) in healthcare is an excellent starting point for assembling a KT plan, as it walks the reader through guided questions, examples and tips.
  • Knowledge mobilization toolkit: This helpful worksheet provides a useful structure and prompting questions to help the user draft their KT plan, including lists of suggested answers and designated space to create an outline.
  • cIRcle license: Use this form to deposit your item in cIRcle, UBC’s open access repository, and widen your audience.
  • Spec Kit 353: Funding article processing charges, Association of Research Libraries: This kit outlines the strategies that libraries are adopting to support researchers in paying article processing charges for open-access publication.