Shared Resources


Recruitment, Outcomes, and Assessment Resource (ROAR)

Director

Timothy Rebbeck, PhD

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, which is led by Dr. Karen Glanz, is comprised of two interdigitated and coordinated components: The Research Implementation Component (RIC), and the Recruitment, Retention and Outreach Component (RROC).

The purpose of the RIC is to facilitate the initiation and execution of patient-oriented research studies.

Services provided by the RIC include:

  • Creating informed consent documents; designing and testing questionnaires and other data collection instruments; and 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.

The purpose of the RROC is to provide assistance with development and implementation of recruitment and retention plans and materials.

Services provided by the RROC include:

  • Designing of brochures and recruitment materials
  • Developing of media campaigns
  • Tailoring informed consent to appropriate literacy levels
  • Recruitment observation and feedback
  • Assisting with recruitment budget planning

Consultation Services

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation meeting, please contact Dr. Glanz at kglanz@upenn.edu.