Welcome to the NIDRR Tools Collection.
Welcome to the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Tools Collection, a new web site that supports NIDRR's commitment to the widespread dissemination of the scientific and technological information generated by grantees' research, demonstration projects, and training related activities. More than 40 surveys, checklists, needs assessments, measurement devices etc., are gathered here and made available through an easy-to-use interface.
About the Tools Collection.
The Tools Collection forms part of NIDRR's Knowledge Translation (KT) initiative. KT applies the processes of identifying, evaluating, capturing, enhancing, and sharing NIDRR's applied research information on disability and rehabilitation research.
Based on the FY 2002 and 2003 Performance Reports, 71 projects reported having created and/or utilized tools. A tool is defined here as "an instrument or process created, in whole or part using NIDRR funding, to acquire quantitative or qualitative information, knowledge, or data on a specific disability or rehabilitation issue." This includes checklists, survey instruments, assessment scales, questionnaires, evaluative software, and interview schedules designed for specific disabilities.
More information about the Tools Collection.
Add your tool to the collection.
More information on NIDRR's projects is available through the NIDRR Program Database.