A Tool to Measure the Community Impacts of Research-Oriented Partnerships
This website provides information about the development of a tool to measure the impacts of research partnerships and alliances. This tool is available to download free of charge.
The CIROP Measure is a 33-item generic measure of community members' perceptions of the impact of research partnerships addressing social and health issues. The CIROP informs research partnerships about the extent of their impact in the areas of Personal Knowledge Development, Personal Research Skill Development, Organizational / Group Access To and Use of Information, and Community and Organizational Development.
The CIROP Measure can be used to:
Assess the effectiveness of knowledge sharing approaches.
Determine the most influential activities of partnerships.
Determine structural characteristics of partnerships associated with various types of impact.
Demonstrate accountability to funding bodies.
The CIROP Measure provides a better understanding of community members' perspectives and expectations of research partnerships, which has important implications for knowledge transfer and uptake.