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Research: Research Tools
DNA patent database
The DNA patent database, originally a joint project of the Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Foundation for Genetic Medicine, allows free public access to the full text and analysis of DNA patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The DPD contains DNA-based patents issued from 1971 to the present and patent applications published from 2001 to the present.
A service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations. Formerly named GrantSpace.
Understanding Health Research
Understanding Health Research is a tool designed to help people understand and review published health research to decide how dependable and relevant a piece of research is. The tool guides users through a series of questions to ask about specific types of health research, and helps users to understand what the answers to those questions say about the quality of the research they are reading.
Discover Qatar Open Data
Explore the data published by government agencies and public bodies in Qatar on this portal. The portal aims at promoting transparency, citizen engagement, improved governance, inclusive economic development and innovation in Qatar.
From Data to Viz
From Data to Viz is a classification of chart types based on input data format. It comes in the form of a decision tree leading to a set of potentially appropriate visualizations to represent the dataset.
The Systematic Review Toolbox is a community-driven, searchable, web-based catalogue of tools that support various tasks within the systematic review and wider evidence synthesis process.
The toolbox aims to help researchers and reviewers find the following:
- Software tools
- Quality assessment / critical appraisal checklists
- Reporting standards
Users can also suggest new tools to add to the database.
TDR Implementation Toolkit
Joint initiative of UNICEF, World Bank, UNDP, and WHO to create tools for conducting implementation research. Includes sections on understanding IR, developing and implementing a research proposal, research methods and data management, conducting research, communications and advocacy, and integrating the IR into health systems.
Global Health Data Exchange
The world’s most comprehensive catalog of surveys, censuses, vital statistics, and other health-related data from the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Search by keyword, country, data type, organization, or series.