The Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) – announces the creation of a new database and library to assist injury and violence scientists and practitioners. The project was led by Carol Runyan, PhD at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) Program with funding from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Drs. Andrea Gielen, Fred Rivara, Karin Mack, and David Lawrence, rounded out the team.
To date, the project has created an initial compendium of recent non-proprietary instruments and data collection forms (surveys, questionnaires, assessment forms, etc.) addressing selected topics in unintentional child injury. Dr. Lawrence, Director of the SafetyLit® Foundation, Inc., will continue to build and maintain the database going forward. Ultimately, the team seeks to expand the database to include all injury and violence topics and instruments suitable for research and evaluation of both child and adult injury and injury risk-factors issues.
The purpose of the SAVIR Instrument Library is to enhance consistency in data collection across projects so that when evaluators or researchers are planning new projects they don’t “reinvent the wheel”. Ultimately, the goal is to enhance the quality of research and evaluation in the field, while also increasing efficiency.
To search the Instrument Library go to the SafetyLit Advanced Search Page, enter your search term and (using the publication limit drop-down menu) select “Research Forms and Instruments”. To view all instruments in the library, enter “Instrument:” (without the quotation marks) in the Textword(s) Exact field, limit your search as above and click Search Archive.
Further information about how you can provide your form or instrument will be available soon.