KT Update

An e-newsletter from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Vol. 1, No. 3 - March 2013      


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KT Update was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) through grant #H133A120012 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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Webcast - March 6, 2013

Information Retrieval for International Disability and Rehabilitation Research

From 2 - 2:30 p.m. (CST) on March 6, join us for KTDRR's first webcast, featuring the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information Exchange (CIRRIE). Director John Stone and database designer Dan Conley discuss why researchers should utilize international research, and provide tips on how use the CIRRIE database to access such information.

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NIDILRR and RSA Grantees Invited!

April 17, 2013: The Center on KTDRR is hosting a workshop, Tips of the Trade: Developing High Quality Research Syntheses (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.). Our venue this year is in the historic center of Alexandria, Virginia known as Old Town. This workshop precedes the 2013 NARRTC Conference so attendees can attend both on one travel budget! Drs. Chad Nye and Oliver Wendt will share techniques for producing the highest quality research syntheses to support evidence-based decisions in disability and rehabilitation-related fields.

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Also on April 17, SEDL's Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) Center will sponsor an afternoon workshop (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.). Barriers and Supports for Research Use will present results from KTER Center research activities, including strategies for overcoming obstacles and ways to promote the use of high quality research information to support employment of people with disabilities.


Check out KTDRR's New Website

KTDRR is proud to announce the recent launch of our website:
Visit soon, to find information about the Center on KTDRR, register for upcoming training opportunities, request technical assistance, and find resources such as our Registry of Systematic Reviews. Give us feedback about what else you would like to see and about your experience navigating the website.

New Resources

Bansal, P., Bertels, S., Ewart, T., MacConnachie, P., & O'Brien, J. (2012). Bridging the Research-Practice Gap, Academy of Management Perspectives, 26(1), 73-93. The authors discuss the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS), founded in 2005. The paper discusses ways to close the research-to-practice gap, describes some of their experiences and lessons learned, and offers suggestions for bridging the gap.

Canadian Disability Policy Alliance -
Based at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, the goals of the CDPA focus on Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Dissemination, and Training and Development in the areas of policy analysis, disability studies and collaborative research.

Global Partnership for Disability and Development (GPDD) is a global initiative to strengthen international cooperation to accelerate the integration of disability issues and considerations into mainstream social and economic development efforts. Research and Knowledge Translation is one area of focus.

Partner Updates - The Campbell Collaboration
Education Coordinating Group (ECG) grants: The Collaboration’s ECG announces that several small grants are available to support systematic reviews addressing public policy issues in the field of education.
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New C2 titles approved in disability area:
  • Self-monitoring Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors: A Systematic Review  (Thompson, A., Bowen, N., & Pelts, M.)
  • Interventions to Promote the Inclusion of Adults with Physical and Sensory Disabilities in Employment: A Systematic Review (Tripney, J., Roulstone, A., Vigurs, C., Moore, M., Schmidt, E., & Stewart, R.)

Reminder: Chicago is the site of this year's Campbell Colloquium, hosted by Loyola University Chicago. Training, discussion and networking will take place May 21-23. Registration is now open

(From: Education Update - March 2013: NEWS FROM THE CAMPBELL COLLABORATION.
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