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eSRS Training - Part 1
DUNS Number (Part 1)

Part 1 of a video tutorial for obtaining a DUNS number 

eSRS Training - Part 2
DUNS Number (Part 2)

Part 2 of a video tutorial for obtaining a DUNS number

U.S. Small Business Administration
Getting a DUNS Number

Before you can bid on government proposals, you need to obtain a Dun & Bradstreet, or D-U-N-S, Number, a unique nine-digit identification number for each physical location of your business. D-U-N-S Number assignment is free for all businesses required to register with the federal government for contracts or grants.

Stanford University
Create a Biosketch - How2 Video

A series of video trainings discussing how to write an NIH biosketch.

AHRQ
Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research

This toolkit contains information for people responsible for ensuring that potential research subjects are informed in a manner that is consistent with medical ethics and regulatory guidelines.

GroupHealth Research Institute
Program for Readability In Science & Medicine (PRISM)

The goal of this hour-long course is to help research teams improve the readability of consent forms and other participant materials.

HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
When the Assurance Comes A Knockin': OHRP's FWA and IRB Registration Processes

The goal of this hour-long course is to help research teams improve the readability of consent forms and other participant materials.

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Community-Based Research

Academy Health
Community-Based Participatory Research: Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities

An overview of community-based participatory research (CBPR)

Academy Health
Improving Public Health Research by Making the Most of Participatory Approaches

Gives specific examples of participatory research projects and infrastructures, such as Practice Based Research Networks and Academic Health Departments; strategies that individual researchers can undertake to engage public health agencies in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR); as well as cautions when undertaking participatory approaches

University of Washington
Developing and Sustaining effective CBPR partnership

A 7-unit curriculum that covers the CBPR process from development to sustainability.

NIH
Finding and Using Health Statistics

Describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps you understand how to use information about their structure as you search

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Pragmatic Clinical Trials

CMTP
Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Ellen Tambor, research manager at the Center for Medical Technology Policy, explains pragmatic clinical trials, which look at whether a treatment will work under real-life conditions and whether it works in a way that matters to patients.

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Observational Study Designs

AHRQ
Training Modules for the User's Guide for Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research

A series of presentations based upon AHRQ's User’s Guide for Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research.

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Overview of Health Services Research

University of Maryland
Overview of Health Services Research

Eleanor M. Perfetto, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, provides an overview of Health Services Research (HSR), identifies and discusses the intersection of HSR, Epidemiology and Policy, and presents examples of HSR.

NIH
Introduction to Health Services Research Methods

This e-learning course will introduce you to what health services research is, and to its key issues. The history of health services research and the people who have made it great as well as key players in producing and making health services research accessible to researchers, librarians and to the public are also discussed.

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Qualitative Study Methods

Academy Health
Introduction to Mixed Methods

An introduction to mixed methods and includes applied examples from public health services and systems research (PHSSR). The course is intended for researchers at all levels as well as practitioners looking to translate research findings.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Mixed Methods Methodology

Discusses the unique role of stakeholder engagement in PCORI applications.

National Centre for Research Methods
How many qualitative interviews is enough?

In this NCRM Methods Review pape, the authors gather and review responses to the question of ‘how many interviews is enough?’ from 14 renowned social scientists and 5 early career researchers.

Johns Hopkins
Issues in Survey Research Design

Online course that leads participants through the process of designing their own survey. Examines the major decisions faced by a health researcher who wants to design and implement a survey.

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Translation and Dissemination

Academy Health
Effective Strategies for Communicating Public Health Findings with the Media and Policymakers

Provides pointers for how researchers can communicate effectively with decision-makers

VizHealth
Visualizing Health

Provides a wizard for creating graphics to disseminate health information in a way that is optimal for different patient populations and different types of information.

AHRQ (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit

The toolkit offers primary care practices a way to assess their services for health literacy considerations, raise awareness of the entire staff, and work on specific areas.

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Heterogeniety of Treatment (HTE)

National Pharmaceutical Council
Individual Treatment Effects

Patients, payers, researchers and other health care stakeholders discuss the concept of individual treatment effects, or heterogeneity, and why it is important to consider it when making health care treatment and coverage decisions.

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Cultural Competency

Office of Minority Health (HHS)
Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations

This guide is intended to help healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs of their limited-English-proficient patients, and increase their access to health care.

The Commonwealth Fund
Cultural Competence in Health Care: Emerging Frameworks and Practical Approaches

A white paper that defines cultural competence, the barriers and benefits to a culturally competent approach, and provides models of culturally competent care.

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Health Disparities

Public Health Reports
Reducing Diabetes Health Disparities through Community-Based Participatory Action Research: The Chicago Southeast Diabetes Community Action Coalition

A case study detailing findings from CBPR addressing health disparities in diabetes management

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Ethics

University of Michigan Medical School
The Belmont Report (Part One: Basic Ethical Principles)

An overview of the three basic ethical principles - respect for persons, beneficence, and justice

University of Michigan Medical School
The Belmont Report (Part Two: Applying the Principles)

Applying ethical principals in informed consent, the risk/benefit ratio, and in the selection of human subjects.

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Systematic Reviews

The Cochrane Collaboration
Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Describes the history, aims and structure of the  Cochrane Collaboration, discusses the rationale for systematic reviews, and outlines the process for undertaking a Cochrane Review

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Health Policy

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Health Reform FAQs

Answers to many of the frequently asked questions about Health Reform

The Center for Medicare Advocacy
Medicare Basics

A video timeline of Medicare

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act

A walk through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost starting in 2014, when major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” go into effect.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Summary of the Affordable Care Act (Including Implementation Timeline)

Summary of the ACA, including a timeline of how the law will be put in to effect. Though much of the law has already been implemented, it provides a sound overview of how the law progressed.

National Conference of State Legislatures
The Affordable Care Act: A Brief Summary

A two page summary of key elements of the ACA from the state legislatures.

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Health Informatics

Kaiser Permanente - Institute for Health Policy
Can Health IT Promote Health Equity and Patient-Centered Care?

A white paper from Kaiser Permante that discusses  how health informatics can transform addressing health disparities.

University of Minnesota
Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics

A free course that examines the implications of informatics for practice, in nursing, public health, and healthcare in general.

AHRQ
Medical Informatics for Better and Safer Health Care

A summary of years of research by the AHRQ on various health informatics platforms and their successes and pitfalls.

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Patient/Stakeholder Engagement

Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP)

Continuous Stakeholder Engagement in CER on Uterine Fibroids (Video Recording) (Slides)

Speaker Ellen Tambor, MA, describes stakeholder engagement throughout the comparative effectiveness research (CER) process in the context of an ongoing program of CER in the area of uterine fibroids; and discusses factors related to the selection of stakeholders and methods of engagement at each stage of research.

National Health Council / National Pharmaceutical Council
Meaningful Patient Engagement in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Keynote (Prof. C. Daniel Mullins) from a symposium to guide the development of comparative effectiveness research, evaluate its results, and assist in communicating CER findings to the right audiences.

PCORI
The PCORI Methodology Report

The PCORI Methodology Committee provides critical guidance to the institute in advancing this mission, and to the research field more broadly. The committee was established by the PPACA to “develop and improve the science and methods of comparative clinical effectiveness research.” This report summarizes the committee’s work to date in meeting that charge.

PCORI
PCORI Patient and Family Engagement Rubric

The rubric specifically focuses on patient and family engagement in research to help illustrate promising practices emerging in this relatively new area of engagement in research.

University of Washington
Developing and Sustaining effective CBPR partnership

A 7-unit curriculum that covers the CBPR process from development to sustainability.

PCORI
Promising Practices in Meaningful Engagement in the Conduct of Research

PCORI-funded researchers and stakeholder partners discuss successful practices of patient and stakeholder engagement in all stages of the research process, from helping craft the research question to ensuring dissemination of the research results

Academy Health
Effective Strategies for Communicating Public Health Findings with the Media and Policymakers

Provides pointers for how researchers can communicate effectively with decision-makers

AHRQ (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit

The toolkit offers primary care practices a way to assess their services for health literacy considerations, raise awareness of the entire staff, and work on specific areas.

ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting Second Plenary Session
Patient Involvement in the Drug Development Process

An interview with Key Opinion Leader Freda C. Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer, Inc., New York, NY.

Implementation

University of Maryland

Implementation Science Study Design and Methods Used by University of Maryland Investigators (flyer)

This session introduces study designs and methods used for implementation studies by University of Maryland investigators. Drs. Holt, Nahm, Newhouse, and Resnick discuss their approach and their lessons learned.

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