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Recruitment, Outcomes, and Assessment Resource (Penn)

Director: Glanz, Karen., PhD, MPH


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 coordinated components: one for Recruitment, Retention and Outreach and a second for Research Implementation.





  • Consultation services ( Support service )

    "If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation meeting with ROAR, please download and complete the request form. If you have any questions about the ROAR services, please contact the Technical Director, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH."

  • Recruitment, retention and outreach services ( Support service )

    "Services that ROAR provides for Recruitment, Retention and Outreach include assistance with development and implementation of recruitment and retention plans and materials.

    These services 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"

  • Research implementation service ( Support service )

    "For more advanced stages of initiation and execution of patient-oriented research studies, ROAR services 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."

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Last updated: 2016-05-16T12:56:09.070-04:00

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