Participate in Research at the RTC/CL

Research and community are central to our mission at the Research and Training Center on Community Living. Without the participation of members of our community —in Minnesota and around the country— our work would not be possible.

Please take a minute to review the research participation opportunities we have available and sign-up for any that may be of interest to you.

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Current Opportunities

Last updated: May 23, 2018

Implementing Innovative Programs

Description of Study:

The Research and Training Center on Community Living (RRTC/CL) is recruiting human service professionals for a study of barriers to and facilitators of the effective implementation of innovative programs in community-based residential services for adults with disabilities. Professional in the human services field who conduct research, develop or implement human services training programs, and/or train, coach, or provide technical assistance to agencies that provide supports to persons with disabilities. For more information, contact study staff at

Partnerships in Wellness

Description of Study:

We are testing a health promotion curriculum that addresses the unique learning needs of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who require ongoing daily supports, have limited readings skills, and would benefit from learning about improved nutrition and activity. The project's goal is to improve the quality of life and longevity of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by increasing health promoting behaviors such as increased physical activity, improved nutrition, and stress management.

Type of participants needed:

Adults with ID who read at a first grade level or less and an adult partner (friend, family, caregiver) who reads at a sixth grade level or above. Both participants should be interested in health and wellness activities and be willing to attend 8 weekly meetings and do some activities between meetings. Participants in this study must live in the Twin Cities metro area.


  • Recruiting Timeline: NOW!
  • When will you hear if you have been selected: within two weeks of submitting your application.
  • Time commitment:
    • One hour home visit to complete assessments
    • 8 weekly classes that are two hours long
    • A follow-up phone call one week after classes end
    • One hour home visit to after classes end to complete assessments

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