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Co-Design Training for Researchers
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COM_RES_000494 Co-Design Training for Researchers

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EMCRs often seek guidance in co-designing projects with community members to develop innovative solutions to complex social issues. Conventional research approaches generally involve designing solutions for the community, not with them, which risks research outcomes that are not wanted or needed. When done well, co-design approaches can lead to more relevant and effective research processes and outcomes, by working with the community to address their needs.

To address a lack of training in co-design among EMRCs, a team of researchers led by Dr Maya Panisset was funded by the University of Melbourne Researcher Development Unit to develop a suite of co-design resources, including this training package. The package was designed by Dr Souleymane Coulibaly, Dr Bronwen Merner and Dr Kara Burns in collaboration with Dr Maya Panisset, Dr Marianne Coleman, Dr Teralynn Ludwick, Dr Ceecee Britten-Jones, Dr Mahima Kalla, Ms Erin Davis and members of the steering committee.

This training is engaging and self-paced. It comprises valuable written and audiovisual materials and critical learning points assessed via short quizzes. We hope participants will further their co-design knowledge and skills during the critical phases of research, including Before, During and After. Importantly, we would like to encourage like-minded researchers interested in co-design to join a community of practice, learn from each other and thrive together.

Contact Dr Maya Panisset: maya.panisset@unimelb.edu.au for more information.

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