Engaging People in Communities (EPIC)
Facilitates Community Based Research and Knowledge Exchange


Online Resources:

Action Research and Action Learning for community and organizational change

Action Research Resources

The Action Learning, Action Research Association (ALARA)

Centre for Community-based Research, Canada

Community Links Programme, Dublin Institute of Technology (DYT)

Living Knowledge: The International Science Shop Network

National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, UK

Resources for Community-based Participatory Research

Society for Participation, Engagement, Action and Knowledge Sharing (SPEAKS)

Centre for Effective Services (CES), Ireland

Center for Collaborative Action Research

Galway Volunteer Centre Community-Based Research Short Report

Jigsaw Community-Based Research Short Report

Strengthening Families Community-Based Research Short Report


A quick start guide for Community-based organizations

A manual for Community-based Participatory Research

Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group. Developing and sustaining Community-based Participatory Research Partnerships

Information Sheet_Jigsaw

Information Sheet_Galway Volunteer Centre

Information Sheet_Strengthening Families


Centre for Research in Theories and Practices that overcome inequalities (CREA). University of Barcelona

Community-based Research at the University of Victoria, Canada

Community-based Research at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland

Community-engaged Research at the University of Brighton, UK

Science Shops at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Science Shops at Queen's University, Northern Ireland


Gateways: The International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

International Journal of Action Research

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE)


Collaborative Action Research Network, UK

Community-based Research Network, Canada

Global Alliance on Community-engaged Research, Canada

Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society (PERARES), transnational Debate


Jennifer Shea, San Francisco State University, 2011. Sustainable Engagement? Reflections on the development of a creative community-university partnership. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement (vol. 4)

Jenny Onyx, Sidney, 2008. University-Community Engagement; what does it mean?. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement (vol.1)

Marion Bowl, University of Birmingham with Liz Tully and Jennifer Leahy, University of Canterbury, 2010. The complexity of collaboration; opportunities and challenges in contracted research. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement (vol. 3)

Vhonani Netshandama, University of Venda, 2010. Quality partnerships; The community stakeholders' view. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement (vol. 3)


GOODSON, L.& PHILLIMORE, J. 2012. Community Research for Participation: from Theory to Method, Bristol, The Policy Press, University of Bristol.

LANTZ, P.M., ISRAEL, B.A., SCHULTZ, A.J., REYES, A. 2005. Community-based Participatory Research: rationale and relevance for social epidemiology. San Francisco, Josey-Bass.

SCHENEIDER, B. 2010. Hearing (our) voices: Participatory Research in Mental Health, Toronto, University of Toronto Press (Scholarly Division).

STOECKER, R. 2005. Research Methods for Community Change: A Project-based Approach, London, Sage Publications.

WILLIAM, G.E.A. 2007. Community Health and Wellbeing: Action Research on Health Inequalities, Bristol, The Policy Press, University of Bristol.