U.S. Geological Survey Risk Research Community of Practice 2021 Workshop Report—Workshop on Considering Equitable Engagement in Research Design
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Risk Research and Applications Community of Practice (Risk CoP) is a bureau-wide forum to share resources and discuss issues relevant to “conducting and applying scientific research in hazards—the dangerous processes or phenomena that may cause damage—to enhance the reduction of risk—the potential for societally relevant losses caused by hazards” (Ludwig and others, 2018). In 2021, this group held a workshop entitled “Considering Equitable Engagement in Research Design” as a part of its annual meeting. This report is a result of the workshop findings and includes additional input from the Risk CoP, other communities of practice, and subject matter experts across the USGS. The resources described in this report are intended to help guide USGS scientists aiming to include equity into their risk research but can apply to all USGS scientists, regardless of their research focus. This report shares key considerations for equitable engagement as identified by workshop participants, a discussion of the spectrum of engagement in equity-related research, and a toolkit that can help USGS scientists consider how to integrate equity into their work. Although this report is not comprehensive, it does seek to fill a gap that exists at the USGS; at the time of writing, there is no guidance on how to integrate equity into research design. The authors of this report believe that this document can serve as a foundation for future equity-related work at the USGS.
Brooks, E., Pennaz, A., and Jurjonas, M., 2023, U.S. Geological Survey risk research community of practice 2021 workshop report—Workshop on considering equitable engagement in research design: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2023–1072, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20231072.
ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)
Table of Contents
- Section 1. Key Challenges and Considerations for Equitable Engagement Identified by Workshop Participants
- Section 2. Participatory Research Methods and Stakeholder Engagement
- Section 3. Tools in the Equity Toolkit—What Can You Consider?
- References Cited
- References Cited
- Appendix 1. Agenda of 2021 Risk Community of Practice Workshop on Considering Equitable Engagement in Research Design
- Appendix 2. Additional References and Resources
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||U.S. Geological Survey risk research community of practice 2021 workshop report—Workshop on considering equitable engagement in research design|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Office of the AD Hazards|
|Description||iv, 25 p.|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|