Advocate Institute

About the Advocate Institute

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.