Community Liaison Core

Growing evidence indicates that intensive effort, specialized skill, and creativity are needed to recruit and retain older minority research participants. To these ends, the CLW creates and maintains relationships with diverse community-based organizations to develop subject pools for RCMAR research involvement.


The Community Liaison Core (CLC) involves a collaborative represented by nearly all RCMAR centers dedicated to the creation and dissemination of scientific information regarding techniques for recruiting and retaining minority research participants. RCMAR centers with a CLC work to enhance and disseminate such knowledge through publications and presentations of information, conferences and symposia, and outreach activities to other institutions and Centers conducting social, behavioral, and/or clinical research on aging.