Knowledge Translation (KT) Library

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.

The KT Library will continue to grow as new resources are developed and identified. If you have a resource to suggest, please use the Submit KT Resource form.

Articles and Publications

KTDRR staff reviewed a number of articles and publications, developed a brief abstract, and assigned ratings based on strength of evidence, consumer orientation, and readability. For more information on these ratings, see the KT Library Descriptor Scales. Use this form to submit a resource to the KT Library

A complete listing of articles and publications is presented in alphabetical order by author. Articles are also listed for specific topics:

Logic Models

Recommended "must reads" on logic modeling based on NIDILRR grantees' frequency of requests for a copy of the article and the perceived usefulness of the article.

Directory of Journals and Author Guidelines

The Directory includes information about journals in the disability and rehabilitation research field. Users can browse the journal directory by alphabetical order, search by journal title or key word, or limit the search to Thomson peer-reviewed journals or open-access journals.

Evidence-based Guidelines

Evidence-based guidelines (also called clinical practice guidelines) are intended to identify generally recommended interventions to be considered by a knowledgeable healthcare provider.

Models of Knowledge Translation

Knowledge translation addresses the issue of utilization of evidence-based research. A number of models have been developed to provide guidance for KT planning by encouraging the participation of both researchers and users.

Registry of Systematic Reviews of Disability and Rehabilitation Research

This 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.

Online Training for Evidence-Based Information

Links are provided to a number of Web-based training modules and other online training opportunities related to evidence-based medicine, evidence-based practice, and systematic reviews.

Organizations with Areas of Focus in Knowledge Translation

The KTDRR has identified a number of organizations with areas of focus in Knowledge Translation, including evidence-based information and systematic reviews.

Reporting Research - Checklists

The KTDDR has collected a number of reporting checklists. Standardized checklists for reporting research have been developed by groups of researchers, clinicians and editors, to improve the clarity and completeness of research reporting in the professional and research literature.

Research Registries

Research registries record and maintain documentation on study abstracts, research designs, funding, study status, results, and/or research volunteer opportunities. Such registries are increasing in popularity and use for consumers and providers in domains such as medicine, rehabilitation, dentistry, nursing, and education.