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How is SafetyLit Supported?

SafetyLit services are now supported by the SafetyLit Foundation, Inc. The SafetyLit Foundation is a non-profit corporation registered with the U.S. IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law in the USA. A printed case statement in book format is available upon request. A pdf version is available HERE.

Until the summer of 2013. SafetyLit received partial support from the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health and Safe and Active Communities Branches, the Safe States Alliance (STIPDA), the California Office of Traffic Safety, the US-DHHS HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the US-DHHS CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and the National Farm Medicine Center at the Marshfield Clinic. SafetyLit also receives volunteer assistance from members of the American Public Health Association's Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section and others who wish to remain anonymous.

What makes the SafetyLit site work?

Much of the SafetyLit website was designed and is maintained by:

Monarch Media

SafetyLit is hosted by Amazon Web Services

SafetyLit metadata collection depends upon:

the free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share research.

Thank you to Emiliano Heyns for special programming work on a custom MODS export translator that improves the accuracy of SafetyLit metadata that was obtained via Zotero.


Titles and abstracts of selected German language items have been translated by experts at: Language Translation, Inc.

SAVIR Instrument Project: Data collection forms and instruments used in injury prevention and safety promotion research and evaluation.

The Instrument Project on SafetyLit was initiated through a contract from the U.S. CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control awarded to the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) and executed through the Colorado School of Public Health Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) Program in collaboration with SafetyLit. Any copyright associated with each included instrument remains held by the author(s) or publisher.

SafetyLit is pleased to partner with the University of Colorado at Boulder, the producers of the VioLit Database of literature related to child and youth violence.

Funding issues forced VioLit to cease operation in 2011. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (a research program of the Institute of Behavioral Science) at the University of Colorado at Boulder helped to make the VioLit database contents available in SafetyLit.

Special acknowledgements

Although SafetyLit staff members and volunteers continue to closely monitor journal publishers and other sources, we find that there are bibliographic resources that are very helpful with identifying articles for inclusion in SafetyLit.

  • Global Forensic and Justice Center, Florida International University (Jeff Teitelbaum)


Parallel to the SafetyLit philosophy that there should be no toll blocking free access to information that points to the location of publications on safety topics; the SafetyLit website uses only open-source software for all of its operations.

Open-source software provided by:

Apache Server Project (
-The SafetyLit webserver platform

Fugue Icons (
-SafetyLit graphical elements

Fusebox Framework (website unavailable)
-Part of the server - database technology

GunnMap (
-Provides geographic representations of visitor patterns

jQuery and AJAX (
-Part of the server - database technology

Juris-M (
-The multiple language bibliography manager

LibreOffice (
-Used to generate the Weekly Update bulletin

MySQL Database Server (
-Part of the server - database technology

PHP Group (
-Part of the server - database technology

phpList newsletter manager (
-Sends the weekly email message

Silk Icons (
-SafetyLit graphical elements

Sphinx Search (
-Part of the server - database technology

TemaTres Vocabulary Server (
-The engine that drives the SafetyLit thesaurus and textword+synonym query system

WorldCat (OCLC) (
-The basis for the "find item in a local library" utility

Zotero (
-Reference management software used to capture journal article metadata

Rev. 26 Nov 2022