• Are you interested in understanding and identifying research gaps in health services research (HSR) and related fields?

  • Would you like to gain greater visibility as a new researcher in the fields of health services research and data science?

  • Are you currently a student in health policy, health services research, public health, health informatics, or information science/library science?

AcademyHealth and the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are hosting the second annual HSRProj Research Competition for undergraduate and graduate students. This competition invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with other sources to identify research gaps in health services and systems research.

Goals of the Student Research Competition

The 2018 HSRProj Student Research Competition will examine the current scope of health services and systems research that investigates topics in population health and social determinants of health.  

Using the HSRProj database as a starting point, augmented by other data sources of their own choosing, students will analyze and identify a significant research gap in the field of HSR (or an under-represented topic in HSRProj). The work must be original and illustrated by data visualizations that express the students’ findings. 

To be considered for this competition, students must submit all application materials to [email protected] by March 23, 2018 11:59 p.m. ET.

More Information About the Competition

About HSRProj

HSRProj is an openly accessible, searchable database of information on ongoing and recently completed health services, systems, and policy research projects. HSRProj provides a snapshot of who is funding and conducting cutting-edge research, highlighting newly funded projects long before their final results are published.

HSRProj reflects investments in HSR from the 1990s to the present. Its full-data download feature readily supports qualitative and quantitative analysis of trends and gaps in the focus, funders, and infrastructure of U.S. health services and systems research.

To learn more about NLM's resources for health services research and technology assessment, visit the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology web site or call the NLM Customer Service team at 1-888-346-3636.

HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. It is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.