CBPR brings together academic researchers and support organisations – who often have more privileged backgrounds in terms of gender, race/ethnicity, education etc. – and community researchers who often come from the most marginalised groups due to the research area being addressed. Therefore, efforts must be made to address differences in power in order to build trusting, equitable partnerships. Several competencies can support efforts to acknowledge and embrace differences. This includes exploring, appreciating and embracing different cultures, knowledge, abilities, races, genders and social classes so as to attain mutual respect both within the research partnership and with the broader community.
*Please note that some statements are adaptations or direct quotes from the papers listed in the reference section