201885 Establishing a Disability Subgroup within the Campbell Collaboration

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Joann Starks , Disability Research to Practice/NCDDR, SEDL, Austin, TX
The National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) has worked with the Campbell Collaboration (C2) to establish a Disability Subgroup that will provide an infrastructure for conducting and disseminating systematic reviews in the area of disability/rehabilitation research. This responds to a concern for increasing the effective use of research results sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR, the funding agency located in the U.S. Department of Education), in shaping new technologies, improving service delivery, and expanding decision-making options for people with disabilities and their families. The presentation describes the planning and communication with representatives in the C2's Education Coordinating Group (ECG) and Steering Group (SG), resulting in approval in March 2008 of a Disability Subgroup as part of the ECG.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the purpose and goals of the Disabililty Subgroup within the Campbell Collaboration, and explain the activities undertaken to establish the infrastructure to support its development.

Keywords: Research Agenda, Evidence Based Practice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have participated in the networking with the Campbell Collaboration to establish the Disability Subgroup and have been a staff member of the NCDDR for 13 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.