Advocate Institute

Advocate Institute

The Research Advocacy Network’s Advocate Institute is designed to equip advocates with an understanding of the medical research system, scientific concepts and safeguards for research participants. We give them the tools and resources they need to comprehend research studies and communicate effectively with patients, researchers and other advocates.

 

We developed the Advocate Institute to equip advocates with the tools and resources they need to comprehend research studies and communicate effectively with patients, researchers and one another.

The Research Advocacy Network’s overall goal is to channel advocates’ passion into effective interactions with the research community. The Advocate Institute is designed to help build advocates’ understanding of the medical research system, scientific concepts and safeguards for research participants; it is geared for volunteers with varying degrees of knowledge. We offer on-site training as well as online learning resources for advocates who are often geographically dispersed and come to RAN with varying degrees of knowledge. Our goal is to channel their passion into effective interactions with the research community.

RAN has demonstrated leadership in the patient advocacy movement by identifying core competencies and advocacy styles needed to advance research. With our understanding of both the research community’s expectations and the skills necessary for effective advocacy, we can customize workshops and Webinars that meet specific research program specifications.