Innovative community engagement services for researchers and educators

To successfully recruit and retain participants in research studies and health promotion programs, researchers and educators need written materials that are clear and inviting for the public. The Wisconsin Network for Research Support (WINRS) supports the development of research, educational, and outreach materials that are accessible, engaging, and appropriate for diverse audiences. WINRS provides access to several resources:

  • UW–Madison School of Nursing staff with expertise in health literacy and community engagement
  • Trained community members who offer candid appraisals of materials such as consent forms, recruitment notices, health education materials, and content for websites

To learn more about WINRS or to request services, visit

This project is supported by award number RC4NR012372 from the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, grant 9U54TR000021.