Working “with” and “as” Peer Researcher

In this module, you can learn about community based research (CBR) from the perspective of someone working as a peer researcher, or from the perspective of someone who’s designing a study and working with peer researchers.


  • To view the module, an HTML5 compatible internet browser, such as Chrome or Firefox, is required. (Test your browser’s compatibility here.)
  • Navigate through the module using the “next” and “previous” buttons in the window below.
  • Periodically, you will be asked to complete quiz questions to advance the module.  After the quiz is complete, a results slide will appear in the module window below, and you’ll have the option to print your answers, or re-take the quiz.
  • If you close the module before it’s complete, you can begin exactly where you left off last time.

Additional Resources:

  1. In 2019, we published this article based on 10 years of experience supporting peer researchers in HIV research.
  2. What needs to be in place to provide adequate support to peer researchers? A Pacific AIDS Network Checklist (British Columbia, Canada)
  3. The Dr. Peter Centre foundation has modules to assist organizations navigate the process of recruiting, hiring, training, orientating, supervising, and mentoring Peer Research Associates.
  4. This toolkit provides practical guidance and tools to assist community based organizations or groups to deliver social and emotional peer support services to people living with HIV and/or hepatitis (Hep C).