To submit to HSRProj, first review the inclusion and exclusion criteria below. Then, please complete this online submission form

Inclusion Criteria 

Study characteristics and topics that are included in HSRProj:

  • Patient exit interviews
  • Treatment as usual
  • Real world application
  • Administering scales
  • Benchmarks
  • Evaluation
  • Testing public health model
  • Longitudinal data set and public health
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Health plans 
  • Structured forum
  • Effectiveness
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Health outcomes
  • Health decision making
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in care
  • Health policy
  • Health insurance
  • Physician-patient relations
  • Patient-centered medical home(s)
  • Medical errors
  • Evidence-based health care
  • Medical or health informatics
  • Electronic medical records and Electronic health records
  • Telemedicine
  • Community health
  • Spousal support in health care
  • Research to develop practice guidelines
  • A tool that is actually tested and useful for patients
  • Caregiver psychological status
  • Comparison of tools
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Development of HSR-related instruments
  • Qualitative research with few subjects
  • Studies of participation in screening
  • Medication adherence
  • Health literacy
  • Studies that test or compare statistical methods

We include all records from the following organizations, as submitted by the organization:

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development (also included are relevant VA records selected from NIH RePORTER)
  • The Health Resources and Services Administration Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (also included are AHRQ records from PROSPERO)
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute 
  • For others, because of the large number of records, we must apply our usual criteria.

"Tier 2" projects 

Tier 2 projects are reserved and included if record submissions fall short. Tier 2 projects include:

  • Descriptions of publications (only) in the field
  • Epidemiology-only
  • Feasibility-only (with no intervention/evaluation)
  • Development of technology of potential use, with no testing
  • Data collection activities, with no analysis

Exclusion Criteria 

Study characteristics and topics that are not included in HSRProj:

  • Efficacy
  • Experiments in labs
  • Drug-only studies
  • Acceptability studies
  • Fidelity
  • Proof-of-concept studies
  • Systematic reviews or other publication-only description