This seminar provides an overview of HSRProj and HSRR and step-by-step instructions on how to best utilize the databases. Examples of analytic products and additional NLM resources will also be highlighted.
HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects-in-Progress) and HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) are two free online resources funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NLM). The two resources are coordinated by the NLM's National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) and allow health services researchers to find the most up-to-date information for ongoing health services research (HSR) projects, find collaborators or funders, and review data and compare characteristics across datasets.
HSRProj contains descriptions on more than 12,000 ongoing and recently completed HSR projects funded by federal and state agencies, foundations, universities, private organizations, and international institutions. Researchers can use this database to find the most up-to-date research projects in the field, find colleagues who may be interested in collaborating, and view funders of current and past HSR projects. HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software. Users may review data and compare characteristics across datasets. Examples of HSRR data sources include: clinical records, discharge summaries, claims records, epidemiological surveys, surveys, and registries.
This seminar provides an overview of HSRProj and HSRR and step-by-step instructions on how to best utilize the databases. Examples of analytic products and additional AcademyHealth and NLM resources will also be highlighted. You can find more information on HSRProj and HSRR on our website. If you have questions about the recording or specific questions about the databases, please contact HSRproj staff.
After watching this seminar, you will be able to:
- Understand the scope of HSRProj, its contents, and how researchers can use it to obtain the best information
- Create an effective search strategy within HSRProj
- Understand the research uses of HSRR, what it contains, and how it can inform your research
- Search HSRR successfully
- Manipulate results of both databases successfully
- HSRProj – Health Services Research Projects in Progress
- HSRR - Health Services and Sciences Research Resources
- HSRIC – Health Services Research Information Central
- NICHSR – National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology
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HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. HSRProj and HSRR are funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.