Training TA and Other Resources

NIDILRR grantees can receive free technical assistance through one of the KT centers. Also, annual conferences provide a great opportunity to network, stimulate new ideas, and improve your knowledge translation activities.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
NARIC resources for NIDILRR Program Database and information on awarded grants and centers.

KTER Center
The KTER Center identifies National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)-funded and othersā€™ research findings that improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. Armed with this critical research, the Center determines what informational needs are most pressing for stakeholders such as individuals with disabilities and their families, vocational rehabilitation practitioners, the business community, and policy makers.

KTDRR Center
The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) makes it easier to find, understand, and use the results of research that can make a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Knowledge translation (KT) refers to strategies that move research into practice by improving the relevance, reporting, accessibility, interpretation, and application of research results. The KTDRR Center focuses on KT activities to support researchers in the disability and rehabilitation field.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
November 5-8, 2019

2020 NARRTC Conference
The 2020 NARRTC Conference is an opportunity for NIDILRR grantees to share the latest research findings, training and knowledge translation methodologies and results related to enhancing interventions, programs or systems to improve the lives of people with disabilities. It will be held April 2-3, 2020 in Arlington, VA. More updates to come.

Webcast: Developing the KT Plan to Build Research Impact
A well-developed knowledge translation (KT) plan is a proposal requirement for health research funding for many funders in North America and abroad, and there is greater attention to research utilization and research impact in many aspects of disability and rehabilitation research. Dr. Melanie Barwick will discuss developing a KT plan in order to increase the impact and reach of research findings to a variety of knowledge users. She will review the state of the scientific evidence for KT strategies and introduce the Knowledge Translation Planning TemplateĀ© (Barwick 2008, 2013), a tool that can assist with the planning process.