JOIN US FOR A JAM!
Welcome! We’re so glad you’re interested in joining us at a Jam. We invite people to Jams because they’re experts in a topic we are researching. You may be just the expert we’re looking for. We would love the opportunity to hear your stories, perspectives and ideas.
What to expect as a Jam participant
Depending on the study, you may be part of a group session or completing some activities on your own. Currently, due to COVID-19, we are hosting our group Jams virtually using tools like Zoom. If you’re working individually, we may send you materials such as a workbook to complete or direct you to an app or website to answer questions or join a discussion.
We use lots of different activities to learn about people and experiences. In addition to guided conversations, we think that being creative is a great way to help people share their thoughts and ideas, so we often ask participants to make things, such as collages, stories, photos, maps, prototypes and maybe even tools for aliens. We’ll do everything we can to make it a safe space so you feel comfortable as you help inform the research.
Research Jam conducts human-centered research, and is part of the Indiana Clinical & Translational Science Institute, which is a partnership between Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. The institute brings together the state’s brightest minds to solve Indiana’s most pressing health challenges through research.
Check out some of our work:
- Discovering the Power in Diabetes PreventionResearch Jam brought together youth, parents, and community members who work with families, to build a PowerHouse. You walk into a gloomy room with no light. You sit down in …
- Using Gamification to Engage People with Opioid Use Disorder in Human-Centered ResearchBecause of sharp increases in opioid overdoses, emergency doctors at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis developed Project POINT to reach drug users when they are most receptive to change—soon after a …
- Research Jam Was All IN At The Indiana State FairLast month, Research Jam (AKA CHeP’s Patient Engagement Core) teamed up with their friends at All IN to host a booth at the Indiana State Fair. All IN is a …
- Session Recap: The Game of Liver TransplantIn a jam session held in February, we introduced the Game of Liver Transplant to adolescents with biliary atresia and their parents. The object of the game is to move past your liver transplant.