Project Type/Research Category: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs).
Funding Priority: Knowledge Translation.
For more information on NIDRR's funding priorities, read about NIDRR's Core Areas of Research at http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/core-area.html.
SEDL's Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research.SEDL.
4700 Mueller Boulevard.
Austin, TX 78723.
Principal Investigator: John Westbrook, PhD.
PI Phone: 512/391-6565.
Public Contact Phone: 512/391-6517.
Project Number: H133A120012.
Start Date: October 1, 2012.
Length: 60 months.
NIDRR Officer: Pimjai Sudsawad, ScD.
NIDRR Funding: FY 12 $750,000; FY 13 $750,000; FY 14 $750,000; FY 15 $750,000; FY 16 $750,000.
Abstract: This project serves as a primary knowledge translation (KT) resource for NIDRR-funded researchers, developers, and KT brokers, addressing the need for access to and skills in implementing best practices, undertaking systematic reviews and other high-quality syntheses of research, and translating research findings and using them to make critical decisions. To address these needs, the Center provides an array of training, dissemination, utilization, and technical assistance activities, including: supports for the production of high quality systematic reviews and research syntheses, including long-term, individualized technical assistance; tools and training to assist in extracting data, assessing quality, and using evidence from systematic reviews in identifying research gaps and formulating research questions; training and assistance to help NIDRR grantees meet the challenges of evidence standards; training and assistance addressing KT planning, including use of planning templates and tools; supports for NIDRR grantees in the development of evidence-based knowledge products; establishment of a Consumer Review Panel to provide guidance in ensuring that knowledge products and KT strategies are relevant and accessible to knowledge users; ready access to an array of KT strategies, with information about evidence of their effectiveness, and support for their use among NIDRR grantees; facilitation of collaborative work and information-sharing among NIDRR grantees, through working groups and communities of practice; for knowledge users, awareness of and ready access to evidence-based knowledge through accessible Web-based resources and social media; tools for knowledge users that facilitate the assessment of quality of systematic reviews and research syntheses, and the identification and utilization of high quality research evidence; and strategies to help NIDRR grantees engage knowledge users in all phases of KT, from seeking and creating knowledge through its application.
Descriptors: Knowledge translation, Rehabilitation research, Systematic reviews.
Documents in REHABDATA:
Introducing GRADE: A systematic approach to rating evidence in systematic reviews and to guideline development.
KT update, August 2013.
KT update, August 2014.
KT update, December 2012.
KT update, December 2013.
KT update, February 2014.
KT update, March 2013.
KT update, May 2013.
KT update, May 2014.
KT update, October 2012.
KT update, October 2013.
Living systematic reviews.
Meta-analysis: The end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end?.
Standards for assistive technology funding: What are the right criteria?.