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Link List for Research Programs and Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Effective Health Care
Information on projects funded to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of medical interventions and therapies. Information about ongoing projects including grantees, project descriptions, and reports.

American Statistical Society (AMSTAT): Proceedings from the Section on Survey Researchers
Provides links to the proceedings of the Survey Research Section of the American Statistical Society annual meeting from 1978-2005. Full text of select papers is available. Topics include sampling, non-sampling areas, education, publication, and ethics related to survey research.

Centers for Education & Research on Therapeutics (CERTs)
Conducts research and provides education that will advance the optimal use of drugs, medical devices and biological products.

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM)
An interagency committee dedicated to improving the quality of Federal statistics. The Office of Management and Budget invites individual statisticians, economists or managers working in the Executive Branch to participate as members of the FCSM based on their particular experience.

Health Policy Statistics Section, American Statistical Association (ASA)
This section of the ASAs membership works to improve quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. The group also works with government agencies to develop new statistical analysis techniques.

Health Services Research: A Historical Perspective, 2000
A video narrative with interviews describing the history of health services research as well as research in the field.

Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research
Information on clinical practice improvement (tm) studies and methods.

International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)
IPDET was designed to meet the needs of evaluation and audit units of many different types of organizations involved in development work. This comprehensive international program is designed to help a range of development specialists conduct significant evaluations of development interventions at the project, program, and policy levels. It is both an educational experience and an opportunity to advance career objectives.

Inventory and Evaluation of Clinical Research Networks Project
The IECRN network lists all the institutions participating in clinical research for the NIH.

National Cancer Institute (NCI): Health Services and Economics website
Part of NCIs Cancer Control and Population Sciences. This site provides tools for researchers, areas of research, surveys and studies, and research networks to give information on cancer in the specific areas of health services and economics.

National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment (NCCHTA): Identification and assessment of ongoing trials in health technology assessment reviews
This study reviews the importance of health technology assessment reviews in ongoing trials. It was conducted for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) to provide recommendations on trials and their impacts. A PDF version of the recommendations is available for download.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Information on the effectiveness research conducted at NICE, including methods for conducting studies and findings.

Oregon Health Sciences University's (OHSU) Evidence Based Practice Center
Information on the Centers comparative effectiveness work, is provides, as is access to many of the Centers publications. The OHSU Evidence Based Practice Center conducts healthcare topic reviews including cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and evidence-based medicine studies (EBM) for federal and state governments, and private foundations.

Public Health Systems and Services Research
PHSSR is a new national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) designed to build awareness of this new field focused on the organization, financing, delivery and impact of public health services.

Provides resources, data and tables, publications, presentations, links and other useful information for research and study plans involving public health and health behavior interventions.

Surveying Persons with Disabilities: A Source Guide. Jason Markesich, James Cashion, and Martha Bleeker, June 2006.
This source guide is a collaboration between the Cornell Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics at Mathematica, and provides up-to-date and easily accessible research on the methodological issues associated with surveying persons with disabilities. The guide contains 150 abstracts, summaries, and references, as we as a subject index, and will be updated periodically.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Catalog of Approved Drugs
Provides a list of approved and tentatively approved prescription, non-prescription, and discontinued drugs. Also includes drug labeling and review packages. Information is organized alphabetically by drug name and active ingredient.