Interested in Delirium Research?

We invite you to explore many valuable resources posted on the Network for Investigation of Delirium (NIDUS) website, including how to participate in current research efforts, scientific symposia, training programs, and pilot grant programs. Please join us in our efforts to advance delirium research!

The Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists (NIDUS) II provides a comprehensive network of delirium researchers, resources, and tools to better the field of delirium and help us identify new and improved methods of risk stratification, assessment, prevention, and treatment.

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NIDUS is comprised of four “cores” all of which are led by multi principal investigators Dr. Sharon Inouye and Dr. Richard Jones, funded by NIH Grant R33AG071744.

On the NIDUS website, you will find a variety of tools to aid in clinical and research practice, such as:

The Delirium Research Hub

Currently accepting submissions, the NIDUS Delirium Research Hub is a database of hundreds of completed or ongoing studies that include delirium as an outcome or predictor. The purpose of the Hub is to allow researchers to search for studies on delirium, facilitating collaboration, secondary data analyses and pilot studies to enable advances in the field of delirium research. Access to the NIDUS Delirium Research Hub is available to all delirium researchers through free registration as a NIDUS member on this site. We invite you to submit your own delirium studies via the Hub Study Submission Portal for inclusion in the Hub as well.

Delirium Measurement Info Cards

These 1-page informational cards summarize key information and test characteristics for commonly used delirium screening, diagnostic, and severity assessments. The adult info card collection includes over 40 assessment tools for delirium screening, diagnosis or severity, and 4 brief screening tools. The pediatric collection includes 5 pediatric delirium screening or diagnostic tools.

Pilot Awards

To advance innovation in delirium research, the NIDUS Pilots and Innovation Task Force awards pilot grant funding each year, the goal of which is to provide funding for investigation into new areas of delirium research and support research on preliminary data, exploratory or proof-of-concept pilot work, feasibility studies, or secondary analyses that define a clear pathway to future large-scale studies and grants.

Delirium Boot Camp

Offering a mock grant review, in-depth training on use of the CAM, and many other didactic sessions, the NIDUS Delirium Boot Camp is a 2.5 day-long workshop encompassing all aspects of delirium research.

The Delirium Bibliography

The Delirium Bibliography is a searchable delirium library with over 4,000 references on delirium and acute care of older adults. Updated on a monthly basis, the Delirium Bibliography is a great way to find specific articles or perform an expedited literature review.

We encourage you to use all that the 
NIDUS website and resources have to offer! You can email with any questions.

For the latest updates on NIDUS, follow @NIDUS_Delirium on Twitter.

American Delirium Society

Another great resource for Delirium Researchers is the American Delirium Society ( website. The goals of the American Delirium Society are to foster research, education, quality improvement, advocacy & implementation science to minimize the impact of delirium on short- and long-term health and well-being of patients.