CHIP to CHIRP is a program designed to train community groups in research methods while preparing them to conduct small pilot research studies on health topics that matter to them.

We believe that research is a community asset. CHIP to CHIRP builds infrastructure and skills in the community and fosters relationships that can lead to lasting collaborative research partnerships with academic institutions on diverse health topics.

We’ve developed this website as a resource for CTSAs and academic institutions that want to foster bi-directional research partnerships with communities. It contains tools including, background materials, training sessions, and other resources that are designed to help you replicate the CHIP to CHIRP program.

Watch the video above to see how we used CHIP to CHIRP with four communities in rural Oregon.