The National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP) brings together experts in disability policy and research to deliver a world-class disability research and policy hub. The NDRP will facilitate a collaborative, translational research program through deep engagement between academics, people with disability, peak advocacy and consumer groups, governments and service providers to conduct cutting-edge applied research to guide Australia’s commitments to enable people with disability to be full citizens.
The Partnership will be inclusive and will ensure that top researchers, who are committed to the rights and purposes of people with disability, work collaboratively with the disability community, government, advocacy bodies, the disability service sector, philanthropy and industry. The NDRP aims to build capacity and conduct high quality research to provide evidence that can be applied to solve pressing and emerging disability policy and practice challenges informed by human rights approaches and other relevant frameworks.
The NDRP will build a case through a number of core activities for sustained disability research and identify potential long-term funding streams to ensure that policy and practice reform delivers the best possible outcomes for people with disability and their families and carers into the future.
Produce a research agenda building on existing foundations that focuses on research for evidence-informed policy and practice to ensure people with disability have equal opportunities and are acknowledged as full citizens.
Map relevant research capability in Australia and propose strategies and activities for building research capacity and partnerships.
Produce a practical guide to research approaches including principles for disability-inclusive research.
Demonstrate through a select number of projects the capacity of the NDRP to work together to deliver solutions on priority issues as identified in the research agenda and inform long-term governance arrangements.
Develop and seek ratification of a future governance model for the NDRP designed to engage a range of stakeholders across the disability community, advocacy bodies, governments, philanthropy, service providers and industry which will attract future on-going, significant funding for disability research.
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The NDRP is uniquely positioned to make a lasting impact through deep engagement between academics, people with disability, peak advocacy and consumer groups, governments and service providers to conduct cutting-edge applied research to guide Australia’s commitments to enable people with disability to be full citizens.
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