Resources for Researchers
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Grants information for patient care programs, quality of life issues and other healthcare concerns. This site is a part of DHHS. The research findings are organized by topic/month, data and survey information, child welfare, minority health, and women's health. State and local policymakers info for researchers- displays health service research findings in a user-friendly format. CONQUEST- a computerized needs-oriented quality measurement evaluation system for collecting and evaluating clinical performance measures- numerous mental health areas. CAHPS- a kit of survey and report tools for health care assessment.
Census Bureau 2000 census data retrievable by population, housing, economic, and geographic information.
FedStats The gateway to statistics from over 100 US federal agencies. Great site, good information, easy to use, can generate charts or graphs for grants. Mapstats reports: geography, business, people. You can select display by: US, state, county, congressional district, and/or federal judicial district. Each stat is assigned a ? icon that allows you to access the source of the information. Topic links provide direct access to statistical data by topic (e.g. select agencies statistical and get an alpha listing and direct link to federal agencies with statistical programs, select poverty and get the US census bureau section on poverty). Data access tools allow you to browse statistical data and generate your own tables. Press releases lists government releases by date, agency, and topic from eleven federal administrations and bureaus. Statistical reference shelf contains published collections of statistics available on-line.
George Warren Brown School of Social Work A topical listing of social work and social services websites that may be of interest to students and researchers.
The OSPA Grant Fact Sheet provides necessary information for completing grant applications and guidelines for a number of budgeting issues.
Health.gov A portal to websites of several multi-agency health initiatives and DHHS activities. A wealth of information (e.g. healthfinder, Office of the Surgeon General). Primarily an information site, you can access grants but they are more easily available other places.
Librarian's Index to the Internet This is a database organized by librarians into about 5000 subject headings. Librarians assess the factual content of web sites before they can be listed at the site. Updates are continuous.
MU Office of Sponsored Programs Administration provides links to policies, procedures, funding opportunities, funder information, proposal development resources, accesses and permissions request forms, training opportunities, and federal guidance and regulations.
MU Undergraduate Research Information for Students and Faculty interested in undergraduate research opportunities and more.
National Agricultural Library/Rural Information Center This is a source for information on disaster, rural and agriculture topics. The Rural Information Center is accessible through programs or direct. Besides information its strength is its links to CREES (Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service) funding opportunities, USDA, Guidestar, GrantsWeb, the Society of Research Administrators, US state and local gateway, etc.
NIH Report Provides reports, data and analyses of NIH research and development activities.
Society of Research Administrators (SRA) is an international professional organization for grant writers and administrators. Its Grants Web page has numerous resources that you might find helpful when seeking private or government funding.
Virtual Library This is a solid resource for topic information when doing research. For example: Use the virtual library to retrieve a wealth of literature on poverty and social exclusion by selecting society, social sciences, social policy and then the topic.
Writing and Grantsmanship Resources
Download Writing and Grantsmanship Resources in PDF format
- OWL (Purdue Online Writing Lab) - style, grammar, structure, etc.
- OWL Research and Citation Resources - resources for conducting research and various styles of formatting and citation (i.e.; APA, MLA, Chicago).
- Grammar Girl – Tips and Hints for Better Writing - If you are an aural learner, you can listen to a lot of her posts. This site is sponsored, so there are commercials and ads.
- Visuwords - visual dictionary; helps you find better synonyms
- Synonym finder
- Advanced Exercises on Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage - useful for trainings
- Citing Medicine: NLM Style Guide - link to purchase this quick reference guide
- The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed by Karen Gordon - funny
- On Writing by Stephen King – how to approach writing as work; good section on rejection
- The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
- Getting Science Grants by Thomas Blackburn – short, simple, non-jargony
- MU Blackboard grant resources
- The resources are intended to be for grad students, but they are useful for faculty who are not familiar with the basics of working on a grant proposal. The concept paper worksheet is particularly helpful.
- Instructions: Login at http://bblearn.missouri.edu. Click the "My Organizations" link in the upper right corner. In the "Organization Catalog" box, click the "Browse Organization Catalog" link. In the search drop-down menus, select "ID" and "contains." In the empty search box, type "grad" (without the quotes). Click the "Go" button. Beside the "org_grad_proposal_writer" ID link, click the chevrons (down arrows) and select “enroll.” Click the “Submit” button. The link to “Grad Proposal Writers: Grants, Fellowship & Scholarship Proposals" resource will appear in your "My Organizations" section of Blackboard.
- MU IT training and resources
- Miner & Associates, Inc.
- Nat’l Org of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)
- Pub Med Central
- PMC Converter
- Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) map room - create customized interactive maps from a wide range of economic, demographic, physical and cultural data as well as other mapping applications
- Missouri Kids Count book and data - Missouri info on children’s health, education, and economic status
- Logic model training
- University of Wisconsin Extension – Logic Model guidance
- US Postal Service - 9-digit Zip code lookup
- U.S. House of Representatives - quickly look up congressional district by zip code
- MU Human Resources Services - student wages and titles guidelines
- Federal Register - funding opportunities that haven’t yet reached Grants.gov
- The National Academies - to keep up on what the government is interested in
- Research Toolkit - library of resources for conducting health research
- Bandwidth - resources for creating an effective scientific poster