Community Driven Research Day

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) is a program that encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups that have research questions they are interested in answering.


A collaborative partnership

The Center for Public Health has been a part of Community Driven Research day since 2010.

The event is jointly sponsored by the following institutions: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Temple University College of Public Health, La Salle University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Register for Community Driven Research Day

This year Community Driven Research Day is on February 9th, 2024.

Presenter Registration

Community Driven Research Day Information

Through CDRD, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and community groups interested in developing partnerships to conduct research participate in an interactive rapid presentation that highlights their mission, goals, and major accomplishments and displays research questions they are interested in answering to health and equity for their community members.

The 2024 Community-Driven Research Day will be held on February 9, 2024 in Philadelphia.  The event will open with a panel of past CDRD awardees and community-driven research experts presenting on effective community-academic collaborations. Following the panel discussion, CBOs and community groups will participate in an interactive poster session to highlight research questions of interest to researchers, public sector partners and others interested in community-academic partnerships.

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Event Location:

CDRD will be held at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Roberts Center, 2716 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. 

Key Dates

January 29, 2024: Deadline for CDRD presenters

January 31, 2024: Deadline for registration for non-presenters

February 9, 2024: Community Driven Research Day

February 22, 2024: Research Readiness Day

Community-based participatory research

We are committed to community-based participatory research, which includes the basic tenet that both community partners and research partners are involved in all phases of research, allowing community capacity and related opportunities to be developed and sustained. The focus of CDRD is about making connections, and the CDRD organizing committee is willing to help facilitate connections.

Small grants are awarded to promising community partner-researcher collaborations annually through a competitive submission process.

Learn more about CDRD