Resources Overview

Databases and Resources

The KTDRR has several databases and resources designed to share information on both knowledge translation and Disability and Rehabilitation Research topics. Some of these were originally created by the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) project.

Directory of Journals and Author Guidelines

The Directory includes information about journals in the disability and rehabilitation research field. The directory includes the following data (as available): journal title, frequency of publication, journal description, types of articles published, standardized research reporting formats, manuscript style guide, author guidelines, Thomson peer review status, and Open Access status.

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 Knowledge Translation Planning TemplateĀ© Companion Tool for Disability Employment Researchers

The Knowledge Translation Planning TemplateĀ© (KTPT) supports the planning process, but users may struggle with articulating their knowledge translation plan within a research proposal. To address this challenge, Dr. Barwick also developed the KTPT Companion Tool to support the use of the KTPT. The Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER Center, NIDILRR award 90DP0077, 2015-2020) developed a Guide for disability employment researchers, and hosted a June 2020 webcast on how to use these resources.

Knowledge Translation (KT) Strategies Database

The KT Strategies Database brings together research evidence on Knowledge Translation tools and strategies. Articles address approaches to translating, disseminating, and utilizing knowledge. It is a service of SEDL's Center on KTDRR and SEDL's Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER).

Plain Language Summary Tool (PLST)

The Center on KTDRR, working in collaboration with the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies (UWCTDS) has developed a web-based Plain Language Summary Tool (PLST) to guide authors through the process of writing a plain language summary of a systematic review. We have also gathered a number of resources that explain the need for and use of plain language and offer assistance in learning how to use plain language.

Policy Portal

The Policy Portal is a directory of consumer-oriented organizations for NIDILRR grantees to use to promote their research findings and connect with organizations included in the directory. These organizations are well positioned to apply research findings in their efforts to improve policies that affect the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

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. 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.

Resources for Conducting Systematic Reviews

In this resource guide, we highlight tools and resources that support the conduct of systematic reviews. There has been an explosion of development in this area in past years, so this resource guide necessarily focuses on the most commonly used tools and resources. We organize the guide by the typical steps followed in conducting a systematic review; however, many tools overlap these categories and we attempt to highlight this overlap when it occurs. Resources for Conducting Systematic Reviews was developed by the Center on KTDRR and the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies (UWCTDS).