Research Resources

Find a Collaborator

Look for a collaborator using the searchable database for faculty research.

This searchable database was developed to facilitate research collaborations.

Information on GW researchers was derived from NIH and Foundation grant awards, the annual description of research provided by faculty in the Lyterati database, and previous Gill Fellowship proposals. Where possible, information on prominent research techniques and the clinical/translational level of research was added. Additional contact information was obtained from the SMHS faculty directory, the Children's National website and/or faculty websites.

Search fields include: Researcher Name, Department, Keyword, Research Method, and Research Level.

Education Research Resources

Education Research Modules

The following modules have been created as self-paced learning experiences. They provide an overview of many education research topics.  To view these videos and the corresponding materials, please visit the Education Research Modules page. 

  • Design to Align: How to Develop an Effective Education Research Study Design
  • How to Find Research Ideas in Your Everyday Practice
  • How to Work with a Librarian
  • Literature Reviews and Conceptual Frames
  • Fundamentals of Qualitative Research
  • Focus Group Basics
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
  • Survey Design Basics
  • When & How to Consider Mixed Methods
  • When & How to Work with a Statistician
  • How to Manage a Research Team
  • Getting Published: Where to Submit and How to Respond to Reviewers

Medical and Health Science Education Research Grants

SMHS encourages and supports scholarship in medical and health science education by providing $45,000 annually in grant funding for initiation of new medical and/or health science education research projects. All active status, regular SMHS faculty (tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track) are eligible to submit a proposal. Proposals may be submitted for up to $15,000 for one project. The call for proposals with further instructions and application requirements is issued to faculty in the late fall via the Faculty Affairs list serve. Questions should be directed to Ellen Goldman, Assistant Dean for Faculty and Curriculum Affairs in Medical Education at 4-4004 or

Other Resources

Medical Education Research: SMHS, SON & SPHHS

Peer-reviewed publications on research in medicine and health sciences education by the George Washington University Medical Center faculty.

General Research Resources


Resources are available from the Office of the Vice President for Research to provide faculty with information on GW research opportunities and training, applying to research funding opportunities, or managing extramural grants.

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Clinical and Translational Research
(Health Sciences Master's & Certificate Programs)

The Clinical and Translational Research programs calls upon researchers to develop their work with broader, more holistic worldviews. This training equips professionals with enhanced research and leadership skills, preparing them to work collaboratively with researchers, patients, and leaders in health care.

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Office of Human Research (OHR)

The Office of Human Research (OHR) is the administrative support office for The George Washington University Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The IRB is responsible for the review of all research activities that involve human subjects in accordance with federal regulations. The OHR assists the IRB with reviewing research projects that involve human subjects to ensure that two broad standards are upheld: first, that subjects are not placed at undue risk; second, that they give uncoerced, informed consent to their participation.

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