NDRP principles:

Deliver high quality, collaborative research

  • Become a world-leading driver of disability research that builds an evidence base

  • Advance disability research in Australia by delivering on the national disability research agenda 

  • Draw on expertise across Australia through collaborative research teams

  • Collaborative approach to finessing research questions 

Recognise the knowledge of people with disability in research

  • Research ‘by’ and ‘with’ people with disability

  • Research that addresses the priorities of people with disability as outlined in the national disability research agenda. 

  • Research which specifically addresses people with disability who:
    o    require support to express their will and preference, and to implement their decisions 
    o    experience intersectional disadvantage

  • Genuine, paid for, co-design with people with disability 


Value all forms of knowledge 

  • Value knowledge creation from many different sources

  • Knowledge that is accessible to the community: including journal articles, podcasts, videos and easy read summaries

  • Australian policy will be informed by research and evidence 

Build research capability

  • Build a vibrant, connected and thriving disability research ecosystem

  • Create career pathways and targeted support for researchers with disability 

  • Build capacity of the disability sector to create and use knowledge