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Councils, collaborators, and communities: Building collaboration to share tacit knowledge and improve outcomes

Date Posted: Friday, January 01, 2021

Project Team: 

Marsha Ellison, Joseph Marrone, Deirdre Logan, Morgan Rao, Marianne Farkas

Project Goal:

To promote knowledge sharing and mutual support among NIDILRR disability employment researchers, in the service of improved outcomes.


  • Short-term: increased shared knowledge relevant to conducting NIDILRR research and KT.
  • Intermediate: increased effective solutions to critical NIDILRR grantee issues.
  • Long-term: More effective cycle of research to practice; improved employment outcomes for PWD.

Objectives & Activities:

  • Form Communities of Practice (CoPs) by affinity and interest.
  • Organize and sustain virtual meetings.
  • Evaluate the CoPs.