Rehabilitation medicine summit

Building research capacity - Executive Summary

Walter R. Frontera*, Marcus J. Fuhrer, Alan M. Jette, Leighton Chan, Rory A. Cooper, Pamela W. Duncan, John D. Kemp, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, P. Hunter Peckham, Elliot J. Roth, Denise G. Tate

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Abstract

The general objective of the "Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity" was to advance and promote research in medical rehabilitation by making recommendations to expand research capacity. The five elements of research capacity that guided the discussions were (1) researchers; (2) research culture, environment, and infrastructure; (3) funding; (4) partnerships; and (5) metrics. The 100 participants included representatives of professional organizations, consumer groups, academic departments, researchers, governmental funding agencies, and the private sector. The small group discussions and plenary sessions generated an array of problems, possible solutions, and recommended actions. A post-Summit, multiorganizational initiative is called to pursue the agendas outlined in this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)x-xxiii
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of rehabilitation research and development
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

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    Frontera, W. R., Fuhrer, M. J., Jette, A. M., Chan, L., Cooper, R. A., Duncan, P. W., ... Tate, D. G. (2005). Rehabilitation medicine summit: Building research capacity - Executive Summary. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 42(6), x-xxiii. https://doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2005.12.0179