Amplify Research: Designing a Research Facility That Amplify Research
Amplify is a San Francisco-based research firm that specializes in multi-market research. From its suburban San Francisco facility to its user-friendly online research platform, the firm is well equipped to meet the needs of its clients. Jennie joined Amplify in 2009 as a recruitment coordinator and eventually moved into a Project Management role. She now owns this role and enjoys staying active in her community. She volunteers at her children’s school and has coached soccer for special-needs children.
Community-based participatory action research
Community-based participatory action research is an applied approach to research that builds partnerships with community members. It emphasizes shared decision-making, co-learning, and mutual ownership of research products. It can address a broad range of health issues. This type of research amplifies the findings of existing studies and promotes localized, sustainable programs. It can be used to study a variety of public health issues, including stroke.
Community-based participatory action research can also involve the creation of coalitions of community members who can act as a bridge between researchers and the community. These groups can serve as de facto community representatives for a research project, ensuring that the community’s goals are met. These boards can also serve as expert panels, assisting researchers in their work.
Engaging those with lived experience
Engaging those with lived experience in research can be an effective strategy for advancing research on a specific issue. This process helps to legitimize the research and makes it more credible. However, it is important to use a method that will ensure that people with lived experience are able to participate fully. This includes mentorship, which provides time for people to become familiar with the specific language and sections of grant applications.
The first step in this process was to engage those with lived experience in the review process of research proposals. We engaged three individuals with lived experience in a week-long review process. The people with lived experience rated each application on a scale of one to ten. They excluded those that were not likely to make a significant impact and specified purposefully when excluding them. The participants then discussed the applications that had the most significant discord at a separate meeting.
Working with a society to generate evidence for system change
It is critical to engage frontline staff in generating evidence for system change, and in quality improvement. The people who are most affected by change have the most invested stake in overcoming the barriers and obstacles that are present. To maintain their motivation, it is important to understand their personal and emotional drivers. These can guide the design of future change experiments. For example, the frontline staff of an AIDS treatment center may be more likely to provide feedback to researchers than other people.
In addition to generating evidence for system change, community engagement involves developing actions in collaboration with stakeholders in the community. This involves incorporating existing resources, being open to unexpected outcomes, and using data to learn. In addition, it involves thinking holistically about the system and the different entry points. In this way, it fosters community cohesion. It can also involve convenings and exchanges that promote shared learning and collaborative action.
Design of the research facility
Designing a research facility that amplify research has become increasingly important. Scientists are using more computational models and big data to advance their research. This has shifted the paradigm in some fields. Research facilities must accommodate these new technologies, while maintaining traditional methods such as hand-on chemistry.
Amplify Research’s 3,200-square-foot facility embodies the essence of a research facility that promotes creativity and communication. The contemporary design and atmosphere of the space contribute to the overall experience and enhances the quality of research.
The Amplify Research team is comprised of diverse bioscience professionals. Kelly, for example, has more than seventeen years of experience in cell and gene therapies. Jae Yoon, with 20 years of experience, is also on the team. In addition, Tony Hurley, who has 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and aseptic processing, is an integral part of the team.
A full-service qualitative consulting firm, Amplify Research works to elevate the research process through innovative methodologies that fully engage respondents and deliver inspiring insights. Founder Katherine Horrocks has listened to thousands of consumers and translated their opinions to create better research and marketing strategies for brands.
UQ Amplify Initiative
The UQ Amplify Initiative is open to all current and prospective externally-funded fellows. This initiative will commence in January 2023 and will target current ARC/NHMRC/AQ Fellows. It is also open to current Fellows who are transferring to UQ during their Fellowship. Eligible Fellows are required to develop a Teaching Plan.
Amplify BC’s goal is to increase the capacity, sustainability, and growth of the B music industry. In order to help musicians and composers apply for funding, the organization offers free one-hour grant coaching sessions. The grant coaches provide feedback on draft applications.