This checklist is a communication tool for academic researchers to reflexively account for how their research is effectively serving the communities and community-based organizations they (want to) work with. It is meant to be used in conversations between and among:
- Researchers and community-based organizations
- Research trainees and supervisors
- Research teams, e.g., gathered for the purposes of grant-writing or research planning
The checklist is intended to guide (but not resolve) difficult and possibly time-consuming conversations about things like goals, values, expectations, financial resources, language, power, and anti-oppression.