American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Resources for Osteopathic Research

OSTMED®: The Osteopathic Literature Database

The Osteopathic Literature Database is a bibliographic index to the osteopathic medicine literature. Sponsored by the American Osteopathic Association and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.


The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific publication produced by the American Osteopathic Association. The JAOA can be accessed at If you're not a member or subscriber and would like to order a specific copy or get access to the archives, contact (800) 621-1773, ext. 8152.

AOA Research Handbook

The AOA Research Handbook establishes the guidelines for AOA funded research programs.

Manual of Policies and Procedures

The AOA Council on Research Manual of Policies and Procedures describes the methods used by the Council to administer all funded programs under their responsibility, including review and award of research grants and fellowships.

The AOA Residents Development Toolkit provides valuable resources for anyone wanting to write a grant to receive funding to do a research project, write an article for publication of the research project, and/or other items that may be of interest to a resident such as creating posters for exhibits at conferences. You will find many resources at the AOA Resident Development Toolkit page.

AOF Research Awards

The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) assumed management of the AOA Research Awards in 2006. Please consult the AOF website at, "Grants and Awards" for current information on making nominations for these prestigious awards.