Publications & Resources
Program Analysis Branch
- NIEHS extramural global environmental health portfolio: opportunities for collaboration
- Scientific and Public Health Impacts of the NIEHS Extramural Asthma Research Program – Insights from Primary Data
- Toward the assessment of scientific and public health impacts of the NIEHS Extramural Asthma Research Program using available data
- Conceptual model of comprehensive research metrics for improved human health and environment
Who We Fund: The NIEHS Extramural Research Portfolio, also known as Who We Fund, puts environmental health sciences research at your fingertips. This dynamic search tool allows anyone to search for grants supported by NIEHS and link to their publications. Users can search by state, science code, or keyword. The output includes lists of grants, principal investigators (PIs), abstracts, and links to publications.
CareerTrac: The NIEHS CareerTrac application tracks trainee outcomes from both institutional and individual training grants. CareerTrac provides a robust data set that will be used to evaluate and improve training programs. Currently available only to DERT staff, CareerTrac will soon allow Institutional Training Grant PIs to add tracking information about trainees, generate reports needed for their progress reports and summarize data in ways that are useful to both NIEHS program staff and the institutions themselves.
HITS: For the first time, a dynamic, searchable system will manage the knowledge produced by NIEHS funded research projects. The High Impacts Tracking System (HITS) allows NIEHS staff to proactively record grantee research outcomes. The program automatically extracts the text of progress reports and program officer notes from IMPAC II, which enables users to search for important findings and impacts. The system also allows staff to annotate grants qualitatively with specific scientific impacts or key identifiers that can be tracked over time.
Documents / Presentations
The Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Evaluation Metrics Manual
The PEPH Evaluation Metrics Manual provides examples of tangible metrics that PEPH grantees and program staff can use for program planning, implementation and evaluation. The manual is designed to show grantees how to use a systematic, strategic analysis of their program activities, outputs and impacts to identify meaningful metrics that can be used to document their program achievements. The manual also serves to establish a common language around evaluation activities. In creating this manual, we hope to make evaluation more accessible to PEPH grantees and others working to address environmental public health issues.
The strategies and metrics described in the manual are examples that grantees might use to evaluate their programs, but they should not be considered a prescriptive set of actions, rules or measures that must be followed. The manual is intended to generate discussion and build capacity among grantees to document and demonstrate their achievements in environmental public health.