This renewal will provide two more years of funding for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA) to archive and disseminate RWJF-funded datasets for use by a broad range of researchers. Since 1985, the Foundation has supported HMCA at the University of Michigan's Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The primary deliverable will be the curation, archiving, and dissemination of RWJF-supported research data collections to ensure that data collected with RWJF support are made publicly available. Additional deliverables will include a new process and set of criteria for identifying and evaluating RWJF grantees' data for submission to the HMCA; support and assistance for grantees to facilitate data submission and improve data quality; activities to raise awareness about the HMCA and to increase the functionality of the HMCA website and improve user friendliness; and implementation of a communications plan to expand outreach, training, and technical assistance to help researchers better use HMCA data. This project is consistent with RWJF's interest in maximizing the effectiveness of its programs by disseminating findings and making RWJF-sponsored data collections publicly available.
|Effective start/end date||1/1/16 → 3/31/20|