Research Participation

Community Engagement and Outreach

The School of Medicine’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE) provides leadership, resources, valuable guidance for Stanford researchers, centers, and departments through short- and long-term technical assistance and activities throughout the year. 

Technical Assistance

Short-term Technical Assistance

OCE provides an array of complementary and fee-based technical assistance and consultation services to faculty, trainees, and community partners. To maximize effectiveness, please connect with OCE as early in the research process as possible.


Long-term Technical Assistance

OCE provides community engagement services and staffing on projects requiring more in-depth community engagement.

Community Engagement Seed Grantees are offered one year of free, in-depth or long-term technical assistance to spur growth for projects to generate future funding and research.

Community Guidance and Feedback

OCE works with Stanford’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) for Clinical Research, a board that works to:

  • Enable community members to participate in research planning and dissemination of findings.
  • Provide feedback to researchers on recruitment strategies, including reaching specific populations. 


Researchers receive direct feedback and guidance at CAB meetings and are provided a summary of the meeting discussion.

To learn more or to schedule a presentation, email