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Data Collection Tools & Resources


Data Collection Tools

Data collection for research related to disasters and public health emergencies may need to be quickly organized and approved. To assist researchers in timely selection of data collection tools for medical and public health research, the NIH Disaster Research Response Program has compiled the database Disaster Research Response Data Collection Tools.

NIH Disaster Research Response Program


Other Resources for Identifying Tools

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  • Disaster Lit ®
  • After searching a topic in Disaster Lit, the results can be limited to documents that “Include Research Tools.” Do a search, scroll down on the left under “Refine Your Results” and check the box for “Includes Research Tools.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Studies Branch


CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)


Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


Harvard University

  • Harvard Dataverse The master index for thousands of dataverses and datasets from academic institutions.
  • Dataverse Project homepage


National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)


National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Northwestern University


University of California, Los Angeles


University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research



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