Eight members of the Joint Research Practices working group

Joint Research Practices Working Group

Chartered by Penn’s Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center


To promote research conduct based on shared principles of racial justice, equity, and inclusion.


To develop and disseminate evidence-based, best practices and guidelines for the conduct of inclusive and anti-racist research that advances the science and practice of health equity.

How we hope to help

The Joint Research Practices Toolkit

We have developed a toolkit of practical guides and resources. They are free to use and available to everyone.

Resource No. 01

Language Interpretation

How do you use language services? This guide offers interpretation tips, including the do’s and don’ts of using an interpreter.

Download here

Item No. 02


Improve the readability of study materials through text formatting and style, symbols, visuals, and reading level.

Download here

Item No. 03

Plain Language

What is plain language, and why is it important? Review the slides from this workshop to learn more.

Download here

Item No. 04

Payment and Incentives

This comprehensive guide offers advice on ethical and equity considerations, payment methods and timing, size of payment, and much more.

Download here

Resource No. 05

Quick Tips for Equitable Research Payments

Here’s a quick tip sheet to guide decision making around paying research subjects.

Download here

Need help in real time?
Request a PERKS Call

Practicing Equitable Research & Knowledge Sharing

PERKS calls are a quick and easy way to chat with someone about the challenges you face when striving to conduct equitable research. We will listen and share strategies based on the evidence and our lived experience conducting research at Penn.


Practicing equitable research is hard. The JRP is here to help.

Download our flyer here.

Request a PERKS call

Email the Joint Research Practices team to request a PERKS call. Please feel free to include details about why you are requesting a call.

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Get involved with the Joint Research Practices

Our goal is to promote a community of learning and sharing across our centers. We would love to chat with you about potential ways to get involved.

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