KTDRR Resources

This area of the expo will feature the Center on KTDRR and some of its resources designed to provide information to NIDILRR grantees and interested members of the public about a wide spectrum of knowledge translation and evidence-based content.

Plain Language Summary Tool (PLST)
The Plain Language Summary Tool is available for anyone who needs to write a plain language summary of a systematic review, and is open to all users including researchers, research assistants, and others. The PLST guides users through the process of creating Cochrane-style plain language summaries of systematic reviews. An introductory video, a manual, and explanatory materials are available to help users create their plain language summaries. Users can start and stop their summaries as needed, and share with anyone they choose.

Knowledge Translation Casebook
The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) has developed the Knowledge Translation (KT) Casebook to highlight what NIDILRR grantees are doing in the area of knowledge translation. The Casebook aims to help grantees: learn from each other’s experiences, make connections with other grantees that may facilitate and expand KT actions, gain new ideas about KT strategies being used by other grantees, identify KT examples that have focused on stakeholder or target audiences of interest, and expand awareness of the KT accomplishments being made by NIDILRR grantees.

KT Library
o The KT Library is designed to provide information to NIDILRR grantees and interested members of the public about a wide spectrum of knowledge translation and evidence-based resources. The Library is not meant to be inclusive of all available materials, but to offer access to some of the more useful sources and existing resources. Links are given with a brief description of the purpose or focus of each resource.

KT Strategies Database

KTDRR's YouTube Page

Directory of Journals and Author Guidelines
This directory includes descriptions and author guidelines for 222 journals in the field of disability and rehabilitation, including Thomson peer-reviewed journals.

Registry of Systematic Review in Disability and Rehabilitation Research>
The Registry gathers in one place systematic reviews of research studies on disability and rehabilitation topics salient to researchers, persons with disabilities, their families, and service providers. KTDRR collects systematic reviews for this Registry by searching online databases-such as The Cochrane Library and grey literature. Systematic reviews published by the Cochrane Collaboration, the Campbell Collaboration, and the What Works Clearinghouse, as well as other published and unpublished reviews, are found in the registry.

KTDRR's Consumer Review Panel
The Center on KTDRR works with a Consumer Review Panel in order to ensure that information for consumers is responsive to their needs, accessible, and helpful on how to use evidence-based research information in decision-making.