Research Resources

Nurses devoted to evidence-based practice are shaping the future of the nursing profession. Through a wide variety of resources, scientific journals, grants, nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) courses, and initiatives, Sigma helps nurse researchers disseminate vital information in order to put knowledge into practice.


Sigma Repository

The Sigma Repository* is a free digital resource for nurses, nursing students, nursing organizations, schools of nursing, and hospitals/healthcare systems. Authors may submit a wide variety of research and evidence-based practice materials while retaining copyright. Additional research resources are available on the Sigma Repository External Nursing Resource Center.
*formerly known as the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository


Sigma Grants
Every year, Sigma sponsors and co-sponsors over 20 grants for nurse researchers. Grant funding ranges from US $2,000 to US $20,000. See the full list of grants and their deadlines.

Sigma Scientific Journals
Sigma publishes two peer-reviewed, evidence-based journals: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Published bimonthly by Wiley, these journals share the latest research and trends in nursing.

Sigma Events

Sigma Events
Nurse researchers from around the world present their latest discoveries at Sigma’s International Nursing Research Congress and biennial convention. Event attendees learn about a wide variety of topics through panel discussions, plenaries, and oral and poster presentations.

International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame 
Recognizing Sigma members who have achieved long-term, broad national and/or international recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves. Learn more and submit a nomination.

Sigma Marketplace Books

Sigma Books
Sigma publishes nearly 14 nurses books per year, including many titles focused on research. View our books on the Sigma Marketplace.