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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. The application period is open March 1-April 15. Apply early — spots are limited and fill quickly!
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 applications. The number of accepted applications varies each year.
Upon approval, researchers are granted a table at AANP’s national conference to recruit nurse practitioners (NPs) into their study. AANP does not provide email addresses or disseminate electronic invitations to online surveys on the researchers’ behalf as part of this program.
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 internal review board (IRB) approval or an exemption prior to qualifying for final approval. Applicants must include:
All applications are reviewed by members of the AANP 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:
*Travel fees and conference registration are not paid by AANP.
If 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 1.
Applicants who are selected for this program are required to submit a signed letter of agreement by June 1. They will have the option of developing and printing a poster to display at conference. AANP will provide accepted applicants with a poster template. Draft posters must be submitted electronically to AANP by June 1.
Applicants who are rejected have two weeks from the date of their rejection letter to resubmit their application. They will not be required to submit another application fee, and their updated application components can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When booking transportation to the conference, please know that data collectors are required to attend a mandatory meeting at the conference site on the Tuesday conference begins. Detailed information about the time, date and location of this meeting will be emailed. Data collectors who are unable to attend this meeting must inform AANP as soon as possible. Data collectors are not required to stay until the Sunday conference ends.
AANP makes every attempt to ensure there is traffic around the data collection area but does not guarantee a specific response rate for researchers collecting data at conference. Small giveaways, such as candy and stickers, can be used as incentives; however, raffles and monetary giveaways are not permitted. AANP will provide each data collector with a table, chairs and a poster easel. AANP does not guarantee free access to electrical outlets or Wi-Fi.
After the data collection meeting, data collectors will be assigned to their tables and can start recruiting national conference attendees. Data collectors are responsible for bringing their own supplies, such as tablets; printed, paper-based surveys; and pens. Coffee, snacks and meals are available for purchase inside and near the conference venue.
All data collectors are required to submit their final research projects to AANP within a year. Final research projects will not be shared with the public without the consent of the data collectors. If the final research project is a peer-reviewed journal article, AANP should receive a copy of that article prior to its publication.