How will the consultations work?

Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to consulting widely and working with partners. We had initially planned to travel across Australia to meet people, but now it might happen through a combination of online and face to face when this becomes possible under government health restrictions. Sign up to the mailing list and you will be the first to hear when we start having conversations. 

How does the NDRP align and interact with the NDIA Research and Evaluation program?

Both the NDRP and the NDIA’s Research and Evaluation Program are part of the commitment by all governments to invest more in disability research. To make sure the two programs are aligned, we meet regularly with the NDIA. You may have received the survey recently distributed by the NDIA seeking information about the research activities of your organisation or department. The NDIA reached out to many groups in shaping this survey, including us, and plan to make the results of the survey openly available to the NDRP. 

How can I ensure that my research ideas are included in the Research Agenda?

An important aspect of the setting the Research Agenda will be to review current research and research capabilities. It is intended to be comprehensive. However, if you have particular interests, please let us know and we will ensure that your interests are sent to the project team when the Research Agenda project starts.

What will be the governance model in the longer term?

At this stage we do not know which governance model will be best for NDRP beyond the initial two-year period for which we have funding. We have undertaken some preliminary scoping and there are a wide range of possible governance models. We plan to summarise the options and prepare a Governance Issues Paper and then consult widely. However, if you have particular suggestions which you would like to put forward before the Issues Paper is published, please get in touch with us.

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