Specialized Technical Assistance Services for NIDRR Grantees
The NCDDR offers specialized information about knowledge translation (KT), peer consultation, and technical assistance (TA) services for current NIDRR grantees at no charge. These services are designed to respond to NIDRR grantees' need for general or specific information about KT and its relation to high quality research. Technical assistance services are designed to help build the capacity of NIDRR grantees to negotiate the knowledge translation process, with a goal of increasing the inclusion of NIDRR-sponsored research in systematic reviews.
Who can use these services?
All current NIDRR-sponsored grantees are eligible to use NCDDR's specialized TA services.
Are there any fees for KT information, consultation, and TA services?
There is no fee for current NIDRR grantees for these services.
What type of service can be requested?
- KT Information Service: NIDRR grantees can ask any question about knowledge translation and the KT process. A listing of some potential topic areas is provided here: KT Information Service Overview
- Peer Consultant Service: The NCDDR offers researcher-to-researcher consultation in several areas of research design and methodology, including sampling, statistical techniques, and psychometrics, and in other areas relevant to research quality and design. For more information: Peer Consultant Service Overview
- Technical Assistance Service: On-site and off-site TA will be individually tailored to address challenges identified by grantees related to any components of the knowledge translation process. For more information: Technical Assistance Service Overview
How do I submit a request for information, consultation, or TA?
- To submit a request or question, please complete one of the NCDDR's online request form: Technical Assistance Request Form
- Toll-free Telephone Service: The NCDDR also provides a toll-free telephone line (800-266-1832) in order to facilitate NIDRR grantee-initiated contacts with the NCDDR.
NOTE: The NCDDR's telephone service does not provide information and referral assistance to members of the general public. If you or someone you know needs assistance:
- Please go to Disability.gov, your online connection to the federal government's disability-related information and resources.
- Contact your state's Protection & Advocacy (P&A) and/or Client Assistance Program (CAP). The P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.
What happens after I submit a request?
Once your request or question is received, the NCDDR will verify your eligibility, assess your request, and respond by e-mail or by telephone. You should receive an initial reply within two business days.
Who provides the information, consultation, and TA services?
Responses to grantee requests will be provided by NCDDR staff and/or consultants with expertise in areas such as research methods, standards of evidence, measurement, research utilization, and development.
Is there a deadline for submitting a request?
These services are available to NIDRR grantees on an ongoing basis.
What will you do you with the response(s) to my question(s)?
The NCDDR will consider all information and consultation questions and responses to build a database of information and knowledge on our Web-based Library of KT Resources. No personal information will be made public.