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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Nursing Research

Federal, state, foundation, and other sites with demographic information, statistical reports, registry information, and statistical methods information


  • See publication links or bibliographies of articles related to research topics of interest to nursing.

Research and Analysis Information

Geriatric Statistics

Federal Statistics and Demographics


  • Dr. James Sallis has a website of downloadable physical activity and dietary questionnaires that you may find helpful in your current or future research. These include instruments dealing with social support, self-efficacy, environment, as well as parent and child behaviors. Dr. Cowan used the 7-day Physical Activity Recall instrument in her research studies involving adolescents and adults. Here is the website:


Reports and Publications

Test Instruments and Measures Resources

Key Databases



Survey Analysis Tools

City - County - State Level Statistics and Demographics

Health Care / Nursing Workforce

Lists of print materials related to nursing research or scholarly practice, writing skills, grant proposal development, and related topics.

Research Tips and Resources (Binder in ORGS Office)

  • Grant Writing Workshop, Jean McSweeney, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
  • Traits of Successful Grant Writers
  • Sample Grant Sections
  • Preliminary Studies
  • Data Analysis
  • Budget and Re-Submission
  • The Original How to Write a Research Grant Application
  • Tool for Planning the Grant Application Process. Crain, HC, Broome, ME. Nursing Outlook. 48(6):288-93.
  • Grant Application Process Planning Tool (GAPPT) described: resource for investigators to better manage their grant preparation activities and precious time.
  • Mediator and Moderator Variables in Nursing Research: Conceptual and Statistical Differences. Bennett, JA. Research in Nursing & Health, 2000, 23, 415-420.
  • Mock Review: CON Guidelines and Forms for Mock Review
  • Checklist for Research Proposal
  • Broken Hearts: Women's Symptoms of Heart Disease. McSweeney, Jean. [model of how to build a research program] - Slides
  • Words Worth Their Weight in Cash [re: developing grant proposal narrative]. Markin, K. Chronicle of Higher Education, Friday, April 8, 2005
  • NIH Funding Workshop – March 2006 Natl Inst Child Health & Human Dev.

Grant Workshops: Office of Research Administration (Binder in ORGS Office)

  • Top 10 Grant Problems - ORA - Debbie Smith. Workshop slides & notes
  • Electronic Grants Submission - ORA - 8/14/06 Workshop slides & notes
  • NIH Grants 101 - ORA - Workshop slides & Notes
  • Clinical Trials - ORA - Workshop slides & Notes
  • UTHSC IRB Submission - ORA - Workshop slides & Notes

Alliance for Non-Profit Excellence (Binder in ORGS Office)

Local Funders Forum – 1/27/2006 - Local Funders discuss success strategies
Researching Grant Funding – 4/26/2006 - Search techniques for private funding

NINR & NIH (Binder in ORGS Office)

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
NINR Research Mechanisms and Dates
NINR Frequently Asked Questions
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH Electronic Submission
NIH: Inside the Grant Review Process

Links to site and documents to download related to grant proposal development, preparing budgets, electronic submission, writing query letters, checklists for excellence, and an NIH video on peer review

Proposal Writing

Specific Aims: Template for writing Specific Aims

Developing and Writing Grant ProposDeals (CFDA) [tutorial]

UTHSC Office of Research Administration Grant Writing Tips [site]
Links to articles and on-line sources that support grant writing

Have you ever wondered where to find help with preparing, submitting and managing a clinical research grant? Clinical Research Guide

SF424(R&R) Research & Related Senior/Key Person Profile Form Issue – Workaround for Adding More Than Eight Senior/Key Persons

Designating Roles in NIH applications

NIAID Glossary of Funding and Policy Terms and Acronyms - Excellent list of terms.

SAMHSA offers manual for applicants

Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications is a manual created to help applicants acquire the skills and resources needed to plan, write, and prepare a competitive grant application for SAMHSA funding.


Checklists for Applicants and Grantees (NIH) - Paper Submission

All About Grants Tutorials

Checklist for Research Proposal (Test for Success)

Videos: SF424 / Peer Review

[Official] SF 424 Application Guide Links: Training video, sample forms, guides

"Inside the NIH Grant Review Process"
A Video on Peer Review at NIH

Program Officer Relationship

Contact Program Officer: Tips: "The Phone Call is Part of the Research"

Query Letters

10 Components of a Query Letter

Response to a Query Letter


NIH - Non-Trainee Expenses in the Budget Narrative

Electronic Submission

Electronic Submissions to NIH - Flow Chart, Step by Step Instructions, Tips [Excellent overview of process]


Links to journal articles. Bibliographies of print articles available in ORGS office [contact ORGS for copy or to borrow]


National Data for Monitoring and Evaluating Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities: What Do We Go from Here?


Council of Scientific Editors. (2005) CSE's white paper on promoting integrity in scientific journal publications. Council of Scientific Editors.
Retrieved October 10, 2007 from

Scientists Who Cheated Had Mentors Who Failed to Supervise Them. Brainard, J. (August 29, 2008) The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Scientific Writing - Journal Articles

Engle, V and Graney, Marshall J. (2001) Designing a Study for Success. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49,680-681 Milisen, K; Abraham, I L; Godderis, J; Delooz, H H; and Broos, PL. (2001) A nurse let interdisciplinary intervention program for delirium in elderly hip-fracture patients, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49,s23-s32.
NOTE: Engle & Graney provide axioms for exemplar study design and the article produced by Abraham, et al.

National Library of Medicine Copyright Information

Government information at NLM Web sites is in the public domain. Public domain information may be freely distributed and copied, but it is requested that in any subsequent use the National Library of Medicine (NLM) be given appropriate acknowledgement. When using NLM Web sites, you may encounter documents, illustrations, photographs, or other information resources contributed or licensed by private individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in the copyright laws requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Specific NLM Web sites containing protected information provide additional notification of conditions associated with its use.

Grant Writing

Markin, K. M. (2005). Words worth their weight in cash. The Chronicle of Higher Education Retrieved March 24, 2006, from news/2005/04/2005040801c/printable.html [Print: ORGS Office]

Tornquist, E. M. (1990). How to write a research grant proposal. Image: Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 22(1), 44-51. [Print: ORGS Office]

Grey, M. (2000). Top 10 Tips For Successful Grantsmanship. Research in Nursing & Health, Editorial, 23, 91–92 [Print: ORGS Office]

Crain, H.C. and Broome, M. E. (2000) Tool for planning the grant application process. Nursing Outlook, 48(6), 288-93. [Print: ORGS Office]

Building a Program of Research

Conn, V. S., Porter, R. T., McDaniel, R. W., Rantz, M. J., & Maas, M. L. (2005). Building research productivity in an academic setting. Nursing Outlook, 53(5), 224-231. [Print: ORGS Office]

Engle, V. F., & Graney, M. J. (2001). Designing a study for success. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 49(5), 680-681. [Print: ORGS Office]

Markin, K. M. (2006). Where to Start.The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved April 12, 2006, from news/2006/03/2006031001c/printable.html [Print: ORGS Office]

Research Methods

Conn, V. S., Rantz, M. J., Wipke-Tevis, D. D., & Maas, M. L. (2001). Focus on research methods. Designing effective nursing interventions. Research in Nursing & Health, 24(5), 433-442.

Bennett, J. A. (2000). Focus on research methods. Mediator and moderator variables in nursing research: Conceptual and Statistical differences. Research in Nursing & Health, 23(4), 415-420. [Print: ORGS Office]

Mixed Methods Research

Chen, H. T. (2006). A theory-driven evaluation perspective on mixed methods research. Research in the Schools, 13(1), 75-83. [Print: ORGS Office]

Johnson, R. B., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Turner, L. (2007). Toward a definition of mixed methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1(2), 112-133. [Print: ORGS Office]

Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Johnson, R. B. (2006). The validity issue in mixed research. Research in the Schools, 13(1), 48-63. [Print: ORGS Office]

Sandelowski, M., Voils, C. I., & Barroso, J. (2006). Defining and designing mixed research synthesis studies. Research in the Schools, 13(1), 29-40. [Print: ORGS Office]

Sandelowski, M., & Sandelowski, M. (2000). Combining qualitative and quantitative sampling, data collection, and analysis techniques in mixed-method studies. Research in Nursing & Health, 23(3), 246-255. [Print: ORGS Office]

Yin, R. K. (2006). Mixed methods research: Are the methods genuinely integrated or merely parallel? Research in the Schools, 13(1), 41-47. [Print: ORGS Office]

Simulated Grant Review

Holtzclaw, B. J. (2000), The Simulated Grant Review. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research. Southern Connections, 14(4). [Print: ORGS Office]

UTHSC College of Nursing Mock Review Guidelines

Last Published: Jun 20, 2018