Research Opportunity with National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) is the only state-based violent death reporting system that helps us to understand when and how violent deaths occur. NVDRS links data from vital records, coroner/medical examiner, and law enforcement agencies from multiple states to obtain the most comprehensive data available on suicides, homicides, deaths from legal  intervention (i.e., a subtype of homicide where the victim is killed by law enforcement acting in the line of duty), deaths of undetermined intent, and unintentional firearm deaths.

The NVDRS Restricted Access Database (RAD) is a de-identified, multi-state, case-level microdata set comprised of over 600 unique variables, as well as narrative data from law enforcement and medical examiner or coroner reports that describe the events of each incident. These data provide the foundation for building successful strategies for preventing violence so that all communities are safe and free from violence and people can live life to their full potential.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the American Public Health Association are pleased to launch the National Violent Death Reporting System New Investigator Research Award. This initiative is geared towards emerging researchers/investigators to promote innovative, quality analysis of violent death data. The NVDRS RAD consists of data from 27 states and selected researchers will be granted access as a component of this award program. Recipients of this award will receive a $7500 stipend to support their analysis of this data and are required to submit their findings to a peer reviewed journal.

Applications are due March 12th.

For more details, please see this file: NVDRS_NewInvestigatorResearch_2018