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National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Resources: Research & Statistics

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Disability Statistics and Demographics RRTC

A Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) primarily funded by NIDILRR, the purpose of Disability Statistics and Demographics RRTC is to produce and disseminate statistical information on disability and the status of people with disabilities in American society and to establish and monitor indicators about how conditions are changing over time to meet their health, housing, economic and social needs. The center also maintains an Annual Disability Statistics Compendium .

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Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR)

Authorized by the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, as amended, Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) was established to promote coordination and collaboration among federal departments and agencies conducting disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research programs—including programs related to assistive technology research, and research that incorporates the principles of universal design.

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National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center

National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) supports and directs the collection, management and analysis of the world’s largest and longest spinal cord injury research database. Organizationally, NSCISC is currently at the hub of a network of 14 NIDILRR-sponsored and 5 subcontract-funded Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems located at major medical centers throughout the United States. In addition to maintaining the national SCI database, NSCISC personnel conduct ongoing, database-oriented research. Many of the findings resulting from these investigative efforts have had significant impact on the delivery and nature of medical rehabilitation services provided to SCI patients.

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Traumatic Brain Injury National Data and Statistics Center

The primary purpose of Traumatic Brain Injury National Data and Statistics Center (TBINDSC) is to advance medical rehabilitation by increasing the rigor and efficiency of scientific efforts to longitudinally assess the experience of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The TBINDSC provides technical assistance, training, and methodological consultation to 16 TBIMS centers as they collect and analyze longitudinal data from people with TBI in their communities, and as they conduct research toward evidence-based TBI rehabilitation interventions.

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National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems

National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems (BMS NDSC) advances medical rehabilitation by increasing the rigor and efficiency of scientific efforts to assess the experiences and outcomes of individuals with burn injury.

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Last Modified: 1/30/2017