Project: Archive Critical Documents and Record History of the MANA DOR

Midwives Alliance of North America, Division of Research

During the last ten years the MANA Division of Research has learned much, and many excellent documents have been developed reflecting carefully discussed decisions. Much of the rich information we have gained exists on personal computers, or in databases, a software bug-tracking system, SPSS scripts, or in some cases is in the heads of our busy Coordinating Council members. In the interest of sustainability and continuity of the DOR’s work we will organize our critical information to be accessible to all present and future CC members; complete a written history of the Division of Research to insure that institutional memory is not lost; and complete a number of analyses of the data collection system’s performance and cost. Bruce Ackerman will be the project lead.