CADR - Centre for Applied Disability Research
The Centre for Applied Disability Research was created by the NDS to improve the wellbeing of Australians with disability by gathering insights, building understanding and sharing knowledge. CADR’s applied research agenda is helping to build the evidence base and support stakeholders to better understand what works, for whom, under what circumstances and at what cost. Their particular interest is in quality services and supports delivered by a sustainable, diverse network of specialist disability service providers. The CADR “Clearing House” is the ‘go-to’ place for the latest and most reliable evidence for ‘what works’ in disability. The Clearing House is a repository of links to a wide range of disability research and evaluation resources. Its sophisticated search engine and filters make research evidence more accessible and available, ready to put into practice. Their “Research to Action Guides” focus on priority topics and summarise the findings in ways that make it easier to understand what is known, and what needs to be found out. They gather and analyse evidence about what works, and package that information into efficient and practical resources. Lines of Inquiry is CADR's bi-monthly news service, keeping subscribers up to date with a mix of new and interesting research, reports, articles and opportunities. You can view all of the Lines of Inquiry stories here. An audit of research on disability was last done in 2017 and is worth a look as well - https://www.cadr.org.au/clearinghouse/clearing-house/audit-of-disability-research-in-australia-update-report-2017
An example of the reports on CADR is the one attached here: Overview of Literature About Enabling Risk for People with Cognitive Disabilities In Context of Disability Support Services by Professor Christine Bigby, Professor Jacinta Douglas & Lisa Hamilton.