Faculty, MS, and Ph.D. students, and CCDR staff participate in research projects. Requests and funding often come from partner organizations; however, faculty participation in statewide community programs often uncovers research needs for which the CCDR then seeks funding support. Research often leads to the development of educational workshops and training materials. The CCDR is particularly interested in working on community-based research projects in which community members play an active role from the development of the research question, through data gathering, analysis and synthesis, to the application of the research findings. This process can be facilitated through the CCDR but requires a commitment of time and participation on the part of community members.