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The Joint Research Practices Working Group (JRP) for Equitable Research


Four people seated and four others standing behind them for group photo of the JRP Working Group for equitable research and inclusive research

The JRP Working Group is a group of staff and faculty who are striving to make it easier for Penn research teams to conduct research that is more inclusive and equitable. We are chartered by Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center.

JRP Mission

To promote research conduct based on shared principles of racial justice, equity, and inclusion.

JRP Objective

To develop and disseminate evidence-based, best practices and guidelines for the conduct of inclusive and anti-racist research that advances the science and practice of health equity.

Want to chat with the JRP? Send us an email.

Resource Toolkit

The JRP Working Group Toolkit

We have developed a toolkit of practical guides and resources for inclusive research practices. They are free to use and available to everyone.

Language Interpretation Guide

How do you use language services? This guide offers interpretation tips, including the do’s and don’ts of using an interpreter.

Readability Guide

Improve the readability of study materials through text formatting and style, symbols, visuals, and reading level.

Plain Language Guide

What is plain language, and why is it important? Review the slides from this workshop to learn more.

Inclusive Language Guide

This guide promotes the use of inclusive and non-discriminatory language among researchers for scientific communications, including manuscripts and grants.

Payment and Incentives Guide

This comprehensive guide offers advice on ethical and equity considerations, payment methods and timing, size of payment, and much more.

Quick Tips for Equitable Research Payments

Here’s a quick tip sheet to guide decision making around paying research subjects.

Participant-Centeredness Guide

This guide covers a variety of participant-centeredness topics that researchers should consider as they plan for their study budgets, protocols, and procedures.

Get Help In Real-Time

Practicing equitable research is hard. The JRP Working Group is here to help.

Schedule a call with us to discuss strategies for overcoming challenges to practicing equitable research. We will listen and share strategies based on the evidence and our lived experience conducting research at Penn.

Need help in real-time? Chat with us.

Email the Joint Research Practices team to schedule your call. Please feel free to include details about why you are requesting a call.

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Past Issues

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