Instruments, Guides, & Resources
Measuring Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration: A Compendium of Assessment Tools
This compendium created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes a variety of previously validated self-report instruments for measuring victimization or perpetration of sexual, physical, stalking, or psychological victimization. The guide contains actual scales and instruments, instructions on administering and scoring instruments, and related bibliographic citations.
Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Healthcare Settings
Compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this compendium includes several prominent scales or assessment instruments useful for the study or screening of intimate partner violence or sexual violence within healthcare contexts. The guide contains actual scales and instruments, instructions on administering and scoring instruments, and related bibliographic citations.
Researching Violence Against Women: A Practical Guide for Researchers and Activists
This comprehensive research guide created by the World Health Organization contains thirteen chapters on researching violence against women from a global perspective. The chapters cover violence against women terminology and definitions, ethical considerations, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, sampling, working with advocates and practitioners, and much more. This publication also includes the WHO Violence Against Women Instrument and appendixes on interviewer training and additional VAW-related resources.
MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse
The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse operates this an extensive pool of up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding sources, upcoming training events, individuals or organizations which serve as resources, and searchable databases with over 1000 training manuals, videos and other education resources.
University of Kentucky Research Process
University of Kentucky Research: Proposal Route
This handy guide by the UK Proposal Development Office briefly outlines the start-to-finish process of conducting grant-funded research at UK from initial proposal development to award administration, and helps you determine who to contact for approval and assistance at each step of the way.
UK Proposal Development Office (PDO): Grant Writing Guides & Tips
The mission of the Proposal Development Office (PDO) is to help UK researchers find and secure external funding. This page from PDO provides external links to several high-quality grant writing guides to help researchers develop better proposals.
UK Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA): Proposal Development
All proposals and awards for external funding at UK are officially submitted, negotiated, and administered through the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA). OSPA provides direct support for funding proposals, including this page of helpful information on finding your OSPA contact person, developing your proposed budget, filling out a funding sponsor's paperwork, and submitting your grant proposal.
UK Office of Research Integrity: Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Human Subjects Research
All research involving human subjects is formally reviewed by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) which manages the Medical and Nonmedical Institution Review Boards (IRB). Information about mandatory ethical training for researchers, submitting proposed studies to IRB, and other information on ensuring safe, ethical, high-quality research are provided on ORI's website.
UK Office of the Vice President for Research
The Vice President for Research provides support for all research-related activities at UK. These support units include PDO, OSPA, ORI, Federal Relations, multidisciplinary research centers (like CRVAW), and Research Communications & Odyssey (UK's own research magazine). Make sure to check out the Research Support Guide for internal funding opportunities, fellowships, faculty enrichment funding, and much more.