Research Help on the APA Website

Get acquainted with content on our website designed to assist researchers looking for funding, tools, and information on responsible conduct of research.

Every other month we give you information on what's going on within one directorate of the American Psychological Association: APA Publications and Databases. In this issue, let's take a quick look at another area of our website that will be of interest to your institution, our dedicated Research in Psychology section.

Research Funding

Research Funding provides information on funding opportunities that include both APA and affiliate organization scholarships, grants, and awards. The section also includes information about funding from APA's own publications, monthly announcements of new funding opportunities, and a centralized collection of links to other vital funding sources, like the Extramural Loan Repayment Program from the National Institutes of Health and the Federal Financial Aid Portal and State Funding Resources.

Research Tools & Methods

Research Tools & Methods includes resources like APA's own research publications as well as sources such as upcoming Events for Researchers and the APA Advanced Training Institutes. One particularly fascinating link goes to the Online Psychology Laboratory, a highly interactive resource for teaching psychological science that includes correlational studies, data sets, demonstrations, and teaching aids.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) also features relevant APA resources as well as links to information on the nine areas that, as defined by federal agencies, encompass RCR.

Those areas are

  • Collaborative Science
  • Conflicts of Interest and Commitments
  • Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership
  • Human Research Protections
  • Lab Animal Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Peer Review
  • Publications Practices and Responsible Authorship
  • Research Misconduct

Publishing Research

Publishing Research provides links to APA publications related to areas like library use, dissertations and theses, and of course, APA Style. In addition, a student or faculty person interested in publishing can find information to help thread the process, from an Author's Resource Center designed for those seeking to publish in an APA-published journal to more general help on issues like publishing your dissertation and getting involved in the peer-review process.

Research in Action

Research in Action is a "web-based compendium of psychological research that demonstrates the application and value of psychological science in our everyday lives." It includes studies on a series of topics ranging from aging to the workplace that have been found to be statistically significant and to have important applications in society.

So, please, explore. If you find anything on our site particularly useful (or not) or have a great idea about how we can help your patrons, drop us a line.