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KT Update

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

Vol. 5, No. 4 - May 2017


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The contents of this newsletter were developed under grant number 90DP0027 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Introducing the Disability Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration

Free webcast on May 30, 2017 at 2-2:30 p.m. CT/ 3-3:30 p.m. ET

The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that promotes positive social and economic change through the production and use of systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis for evidence-based policy and practice. On May 5, 2017, the Board of the Campbell Collaboration approved establishing the Disability Coordinating Group (DCG).

Participants will learn how to submit systematic reviews to the DCG and what assistance is available for review teams, both from KTDRR and from the DCG, in developing reviews that meet appropriate standards, methods and guidelines. This webcast is an activity of the Community of Practice on Evidence in Disability and Rehabilitation Research (CoP-EDR). (There are no CRC-CEUs associated with this webcast.)

Register for the DCG webcast:

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New Online Workshop Available!
Systematic Reviewing for
Evidence-based Practice

Interested in submitting a systematic review to the new Disability Coordinating Group at the Campbell Collaboration? This 3.5 hour online workshop is your no-cost opportunity to learn the basics of conducting a high-quality systematic review, learning from Campbell Collaboration trainers about Campbell’s “gold standard” methods.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and structure a systematic review topic
  • Describe the steps for conducting a comprehensive literature search and gathering relevant studies
  • Develop a coding protocol for extracting relevant information from included studies
  • Have a working knowledge of the tools and resources available for conducting a Campbell systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Be informed consumers of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

To access the workshop materials please register here:
You can also visit the workshop website for more information:

KTDRR offers all NIDILRR Grantees No-Cost Technical Assistance

As a reminder: KTDRR offers all NIDILRR grantees no-cost technical assistance (TA). Maybe you are interested in doing a systematic review to submit to the Campbell Collaboration's new Disability Coordinating Group so that your work will have high visibility. You have done the online training (see above) or attended one of KTDRR’s workshops, but want more information about what is involved. Or perhaps what’s on your mind is that NIDILRR grantees’ annual performance reports are due next month. Do you need some advice about how to report your knowledge translation activity outcomes? Or, are you in your first year of your award and want to plan for the years to come?

KTDRR has a pool of consultants with specific expertise in these areas ready for consult and support. All requests are kept confidential. If you would prefer, however, we can also facilitate your participation in a network of NIDILRR grantees who can receive TA collectively and share resources. For more information see or email us at

Translating the Evidence on
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) into Practice:
Applications with Spinal Cord Injury

Free Webcast on May 31, 2017 at 2-3 p.m. CT/ 3-4 p.m. ET.

This free webcast from the Center on KTDRR focuses on Individual Placement and Support (IPS) for individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). It is the fourth webcast in KTDRR’s series on essential practices for vocational rehabilitation (VR) professionals to facilitate the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). A panel of a researcher and practitioners will review research on use of IPS with individuals with SCI, evaluate the unique aspects of applying the IPS model in a SCI healthcare setting, and discuss guidelines for successful implementations of IPS in SCI settings.

This webcast is pre-approved for 1 CRC-CEU.


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KTDRR Staff Conference Activity

Joann Starks will make a presentation on Collaborating with Stakeholders through Communities of Practice and other Collaborative Activities at the 2017 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, May 17-18, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Elizabeth Frentzel and Joann Starks will participate in the fourth biennial Global Implementation Conference. “Expanding Implementation Perspectives: Engaging Systems,” which takes place on June 20-21, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario.

Kathleen Murphy and Cindy Cai will attend and present posters at the Global Evidence Summit. September 13-16, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. Cindy Cai's is entitled Using bibliometrics to evaluate impact of systematic reviews in disability and rehabilitation research, and Kathleen Murphy's focuses on Stakeholder involvement in selecting systematic review topics. Cindy will also be attending in her capacity as co-chair of the Campbell Collaboration Knowledge Translation and Implementation Coordinating Group, and Kathleen in her role as director of AIR's initiative to support a new Disability Coordinating Group at Campbell. For more information about the Disability Coordinating Group, sign up for the May 30th webcast! (Details above.)

Save the Date: 2017 Online KT Conference

KTDRR's 2017 Online KT Conference will be held on October 30, November 1, and November 3, 2017, following our pattern of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This year's conference theme focuses on effective measurement solutions for your KT outcomes, and includes sessions providing an overview of “KT 101” strategies and examples; social media measurement tools and strategies; and KT outcome measurement tools and strategies.
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Knowledge Translation Casebook

Do you have an innovative KT strategy that shows measurable results? Share the success behind your strategy with fellow NIDILRR grantees in the 4th Edition of the KT Casebook. The KT Casebook highlights what NIDILRR grantees are doing in the area of knowledge translation.  Our goals with this product include:

  • Learning from each other’s experiences
  • Making connections with other grantees that may facilitate and expand our KT actions
  • Gaining new ideas about KT strategies being used by other grantees
  • Identifying KT examples that have focused on stakeholder or target audiences of interest
  • Expanding awareness of the KT accomplishments being made by NIDILRR grantees

To submit an entry for the 4th Edition of the KT Casebook email Ann Outlaw by June 30.

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