The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) offers researchers an opportunity to collect data at AANP’s national conference through the Data Collection at National Conference Program. Interested researchers must submit their applications between March 15 and April 15 for consideration.
Each year, a limited number of spots are made available to researchers interested in sampling conference attendees. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, so once the number of spots have been filled, AANP will not accept additional applicants. The number of accepted applications varies each year.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent transition of the 2021 AANP National Conference to an online event, AANP will post online surveys to the virtual conference platform, available to conference attendees, on behalf of accepted applicants.
In all cases, approval is dependent on the successful submission and review of a proposal (item 1 below) and supporting documents (items 2-7 below). All studies must receive IRB approval or an exemption prior to qualifying for final approval. Applicants must include:
All applications are reviewed by members of AANP's Research Committee. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please complete the following steps to successfully submit your application:
The only fee associated with this program is a nonrefundable review fee:
Once the application is submitted and the review fee is paid by April 15, AANP will initiate the application review process. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by May 15 of each year.
Applicants who are selected for this program are required to submit a signed letter of agreement by May 31.
Applicants whose proposals are rejected are not eligible to resubmit their application.
AANP will make every attempt to ensure virtual conference attendees are aware of and are directed to the virtual data collection area, but it does not guarantee a specific response rate for researchers collecting data at an AANP conference. Raffles and monetary giveaways are not permitted.
All data collectors are required to submit their final research projects within a year to AANP. Final research projects will not be shared with the public without the consent of the data collectors. If a final research project was a peer-reviewed journal article, AANP should receive a copy of that article.