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Research Resources

NAPNAP is committed to identifying and providing opportunities for the implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of research-based care by pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and their fellow pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). With a very active Research Committee and an evolving research agenda, we continue to meet the needs of nurse researchers, while expanding opportunities to improve children's health.

Human Subjects Training

All persons who are responsible for the design, conduct, data analysis or reporting of research that involves human subjects must complete Human Subject Research Protection Training. Thereafter, a Refresher course must be completed every two years. If you have never participated in a human subject tutorial, or it is time for you to complete a refresher course, please visit HRSA’s Protecting Human Subjects Training at

NIH Biosketch Requirements Changing

NINR reminds the extramural community that all grant applications, cooperative agreements, and progress reports submitted on or after May 25, 2015 must comply with the new biosketch format described in NIH Notice-OD-15-032 ( This requirement applies to all types of applications (new, resubmission, revision, renewal, and progress reports) for all programs (research, training, and fellowship). Please note that failure to follow the policy may result in withdrawal of applications from consideration.

Important changes to the biosketch format include extending the page limit from 4 to 5 pages and allowing applicants to describe their significant contributions to science. Applicants also may now link to a full list of their published work found in publicly available databases such as MyBibliography and SciENcv. Please visit for a list of frequently asked questions regarding the new format. To view sample biosketches, visit:

Research Training Grants & Opportunities

This 10-page brochure provides an overview of the various mechanisms offered through NINR for pre- and postdoctoral research training, as well as research career development. This brochure is available on-line at

Research Grant and Scholarship Opportunities through the NAPNAP Foundation

Checkout the NAPNAP Foundation website to see if there is a research grant or scholarship available for you. For information, go to:

For past grant and scholarship recipients, go to:

Family Synthesis Project

The Family Synthesis Project’s (FaSP) overall objective is to complete syntheses of findings from over 1000 research reports on the intersection of family life and childhood chronic physical conditions. The website was developed keeping in mind the needs and interests of both practitioners who care for children with chronic conditions and family researchers. In addition to providing a description of the study and research team, the site includes citations to all reports included in the sample organized by condition and research design, the templates used to extract information from research reports, the coding categories used in the analyses, and a listing of publications and presentations. For those interested in synthesis research, there is a section on resources for undertaking your own synthesis study. Check out the website at  

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Child Health Research: Identifying Quality Problems and Improving Care

This publication summarizes findings from selected AHRQ-supported research on children's health care quality published 2009 through mid-2013. View it at

Evidence Based Practice Hierarchy

Evidence Based Practice is ranked by the way the evidence was collected. The following is an example of a hierarchy system:(Polit & Beck, 2008)

Level 1: Systematic reviews of randomized and non-randomized clinical trials
Level 2: Single randomized and non-randomized clinical trials
Level 3: Systematic review of correlational and observational studies
Level 4 Single correlational and observational studies
Level 5: Systematic review of descriptive , qualitative, and physiologic studies
Level 6: Single descriptive, qualitative, and physiologic studies
Level 7: Opinions from authorities, and expert committees

Level 1 is the best resource to use when looking for evidence based practice.

Reference: Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2008) Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice Eighth Edition. Lippincott Williams &Wilkins. Philadelphia, Pa.