HIV/AIDS researchers do not have access to an up-to-date, web-based library of social and behavioral measures that is curated, rigorously reviewed, and readily usable for studies.
Selection of measures, particularly when not in the researcher’s area of expertise; compilation of measures into assessment batteries; and deployment, administration, and project management tasks are labor intensive and not integrated into one software platform.
The goal of this project is to integrate the content of the Social and Behavioral Instruments (SABI) database (created and managed by the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of the UNC Center for AIDS Research) into eTrove (developed by iRT), an integrated survey development, project management, and learning management software platform.
In Phase I, procedures for conducting the technical reviews on SABI measures will be updated. More granular information about the demographic and background characteristics of norming samples or research participants will be coded to inform the appropriate usage of measures with developmentally and culturally diverse populations for future research studies.