Building research capacity
One of the aims of the National Disability Research Partnership is to build disability research capacity. First we clarified what we mean by research capacity, then we asked people what good research capacity would look like, and now we are developing a plan for how we can get there.
What do we mean by
What does high research
capacity look like?
What do we need to do to get there?
Part 1: What do we mean by research capacity?
Research capacity is individuals, teams, organisations and disciplines having the ability (research expertise, knowledge and skills) to undertake research activities and disseminate research findings, as well as the funding, resources / time, and incentives to undertake and engage in research.
You can read the full paper at the link below.
Part 2: What does high research capacity look like?
Researchers interviewed 43 people to ask what high disability research capacity could look like in Australia and where the gaps are in achieving this. The project interviewed people from Disabled People's Organisations and advocacy organisations, universities, government, and services who came up with key things to change and steps to get there.
Part 3: What do we need to get there?
We are now working on a plan for how the National Disability Research Partnership can build disability research capacity.
If you have any questions you can contact Tessa de Vries, NDRP Coordinator on email@example.com or 03 8344 2813,.