Why Should I Register?

Download source documents

All visitors to the CELR site have access to preview the documents as PDFs. Once you've signed up for an account, you have access to editable documents in their original file format. Create new tools from downloaded editable documents and transfer to your work

Create your own library of resources

If you are a community engaged researcher, organization representative or community member looking for inspiration or resource materials, search using focus areas or by type of product for the items that will be of most use to you. Save collections to your library and create easy access to your favorite collections.

Upload your tools

Share tools or materials created during your community engaged project. They don’t have to be formal, finished work or published articles. Items can be surveys, activities, presentations, processes, best practices, or pieces of larger projects—anything that you’ve produced that might assist another community engaged researcher or community member with their own project in development.

About the Repository

In January 2015, endorsed by the Medical College of Wisconsin offices of both the Dean of the School of Medicine and the President, the Office of Community Engagement began development of an interactive repository to enhance dissemination and collaboration for research and scholarship in community engagement (CE). The resulting Community Engagement Learning Repository (CELR) is a collaboration tool and digital library which offers an opportunity to share and exchange research tools and resources from community-academic partnerships and projects that address healthcare issues.

This Repository will grow and respond to evolving educational needs, community-academic partnerships and translational research that is open to and inclusive of the tenets of CE. As the CELR evolves we anticipate many forms of return of investment for our institution, our local and statewide communities, and even communities on a national and international scale.

We invite those who are interested in community engagement, health, and community-academic partnership to:

  • Join the CELR Community
  • Browse our collections
  • Download content for re-use
  • Modify/Repurpose collection files for your current projects and research
  • Submit materials for upload and sharing
  • Identify and reach out to CELR community members, mentors, collaborators and colleagues
  • Give us feedback on the site


Questions or feedback? Please email Kelsey Heindel at kheindel@mcw.edu.