KTDRR's International Partners
The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research partners with the following international organizations.
The Campbell Collaboration
What helps? What harms? Based on what evidence? The Campbell Collaboration is an international research organization that helps people make well-informed decisions by preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews on the effects of interventions within the areas of education, crime and justice, and social welfare. Campbell is a sister organization to The Cochrane Collaboration, which has a health-care orientation. The Campbell Collaboration was established in 2000 and named in honor of Dr. Donald T. Campbell (1916-1996), an American social scientist noted for his contributions in research methods. The Campbell Library currently has 312 reviews. In 2008, the Disability Subgroup was approved by the Steering Group as a part of the Education Coordinating Group, in response to efforts by the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research that preceded the Center on KTDRR.
KTDRR partners with Campbell in a number of areas, including organizing training to help researchers understand and negotiate the process for developing systematic reviews. The KTDRR also works with the Disability Subgroup to increase high quality evidence in disability and rehabilitation and the Knowledge Translation and Implementation Coordination Group (former User's Group) to help increase the awareness and use of evidence in decision-making.
The Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. The Cochrane Collaboration was founded in 1993 and named after the British epidemiologist, Archie Cochrane.
The Cochrane Collaboration is a network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries, working together to help healthcare providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and careers, make well-informed decisions about health care, by preparing, updating, and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews. There are over 5,000 reviews published online in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, part of The Cochrane Library.
The United States Cochrane Center (USCC) is one of the 14 centers around the world that facilitate the work of The Cochrane Collaboration. The USCC sponsors Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE), a national coalition of health and consumer advocacy organizations committed to empowering consumers to make the best use of evidence-based healthcare.
KTDRR works with Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE) to enhance use of evidence-based findings and to increase the participation of people with disabilities within CUE.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Knowledge Translation, Commercialization and Industry Collaboration are all aimed at engaging stakeholder communities in the funding and translation of research for effective and innovative changes in health policy, practice or products.
KTDRR is partnering with CIHR's Knowledge Translation Strategy Unit to learn about and adapt innovative knowledge translation strategies.
Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre)
The EPPI-Centre conducts systematic reviews across a range of topics and provides training about systematic reviews. The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) is part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London. EPPI-Centre is dedicated to making reliable research findings accessible to the people who need them, whether they are making policy, practice or personal decisions. Major activities include the online Evidence Library, which provides full reports of specific reviews conducted or supported by the EPPI-Centre; collaborative partnerships; methods, tools, and database development; and teaching and learning.
KTDRR is working with the EPPI-Centre on how to use evidence to impact policymaking.
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