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


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.

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How we hope to help

The JRP Toolkit

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

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


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


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

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Need help in real time?

Request a PERKS Call

Practicing Equitable Research & Knowledge Sharing


PERKS calls are a quick and easy way to chat with someone about the challenges you face when striving to conduct equitable research. We will listen and share strategies based on the evidence and our lived experience conducting research at Penn.



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


Request a PERKS Call

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

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Want to help?

Get involved with the JRP

Our goal is to promote a community of learning and sharing across our centers. We would love to chat with you about potential ways to get involved.

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We generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness.