Note: In 2013, Health Games Research completed its work. This web site is now an archive and will not be updated. Please visit the web site of the Center for Digital Games Research at UC Santa Barbara to find current information about health games and the broader field of digital games, and to use the Health Games Research online searchable database.

Research Resources

Research Funding

  • The Foundation Center has the most comprehensive database of information about private foundations and philanthropy in the United States and, increasingly, also outside the United States. They provide names of foundations, tools for locating prospective funders, strategies for writing successful proposals, and news and research about the philanthropy field. They publish Philanthropy News Digest, a weekly listing of current RFPs and funding opportunities offered by foundations and other grant-making organizations.
  • provides an extensive listing of grant opportunities and it helps researchers find and apply for federally-funded grants.
  • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts contains NIH funding opportunities, medical and behavioral research grant policies, and guidelines.
  • NIH RePORTER is a searchable online database containing information about previous and current NIH-funded projects.
  • U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services' GrantsNet includes information about Health and Human Services grant opportunities and other federal grant programs, tips for preparing a grant proposal, and many related resources.

Research Presentations

  • Videos, podcast, and slide show of Debra Lieberman's presentations at TEDxAmericanRiviera; Carsey-Wolf Center; Dust or Magic: Children's New Media Design Institute; UCSB Center for Information Technology and Society; and Serious Games Summit


Research Methods and Measures

  • Measures & Surveys to Download, a list of downloadable research measures and survey instruments related to physical activity, diet, and quality of life research, compiled by Jim Sallis, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University

Posts and Opinions

  • Who's Got Game? on The Huffington Post 5-26-10 is written by Paul Tarini, 5-26-10 is written by Paul Tarini, Team Leader for the Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He discusses the vast potential of video games to motivate and support improved health behaviors.