Research and Reports | 18 May 2016

Researching your research needs

A recent audit of Australian disability research found that there are big gaps in the research, and what is available is not fit for purpose or easy to access.

The NDS Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) is addressing this challenge by making access to research easier for those working in the disability sector, as well as people with disability, their families and carers.

CADR has been funded by Australian governments to upgrade their current disability research Clearinghouse. The upgrade will allow it to contain thousands of disability related research documents and resources and host a range of ‘Research to Action Guides’ that show how to put research into practice.

To develop these guides, CADR needs your input. Which topic areas should be focussed on so that evidence can inform effective practice and high-quality services?

There will be an opportunity for people with disability, their families and carers, and people working in the disability sector to test these Research to Action Guides when developed. You can register your interest to take part.

To contribute to this important project complete the poll or get in touch with Jacquelyn Johnson on 02 8229 9705 or .

The poll closes at 5pm on Friday 3 June 2016 so have your say today. The new Clearinghouse and the first Research to Action Guide addressing the interface between health and disability services will be launched at CADR’s Research to Action Conference on 29 June 2016 in Sydney.