The Challenge of Community Representation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although community advisory boards (CABs) are widely used in clinical research, there is limited data regarding their composition and structure, especially in Africa. Our research provides the first qualitative study of the membership practices, selection methods, and qualifications of the six major HIV research centers that comprise the Ugandan National CAB Network (UNCN). Researchers conducted interviews ( n = 45) with CAB members and research liaisons at each of the sites. While selection practices and demographics varied between the sites, all six CABs exclusively followed a broad community membership model. Results suggest successful CABs are context dependent and thus distinct guidelines may be needed based on variables including CAB funding level, representation model, and research focus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lawrence, C; Stewart, K

Published Date

  • October 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 311 - 321

PubMed ID

  • 27552841

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-2654

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1556-2646

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1556264616665760


  • eng