The US National Library of Medicine offers a myriad of databases, assessment tools, and interesting research.  

The National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) is the largest aggregation of U.S. trauma registry data ever assembled.

The National Center for Health Statistics covers a vast amount of American health data – categorized by subject:

Research often requires approval by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).  You may also need to be appropriately certified by entities such as CITI.  Follow the links below to a popular IRB processing site, and the CITI certification site.

Data management has become a central focus of research activities.  The following presentations provide details to develop quality data management processes.

There is specific information and a general format for research proposals.  The following links provide an overview of what is needed in each section of the proposal.

Writing a case report can be a great way to get started in research and scholarship.    Additionally, a quality research poster is important in promoting your work.

Research design is an important part of a successful research study.

Clarke's Second Law: The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

In general, a research project starts with a question and a proposal.  The proposal contains at a minimum three sections, Introduction, Literature Review, and Methodology.    The following documents provide an overview of each section of the research proposal.  You may want to start with exploring the steps in the research process.      

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Research Aids

Popular databases that can be used for research:

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