Information Portals

representation of a portal


AbleData is a free resource for objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment from both domestic and international sources. The database provides information on more than 40,000 products, 5,000 manufacturers and distributors, 3,000 organizations and 11,000 research abstracts.

AbleData Website

Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE)

This site is a searchable database that contains over 23,500 citations of international rehabilitation research published between 1990 and the present.

CIRRIE Searchable Database Website

Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER)

KTER devleops and tests knowledge translation (KT) strategies designed to help vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and businesses find, understand, and use research related to employing people with disabilities.

KTER Website

Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)

ERIC is an online database that provides access to education literature and resources. The database is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement and is administered by the U.S. National Library of Education (NLE).

ERIC Library

Explore VR

Explore VR is a web application that provides easy and convenient access to a range of VR data for planning, evaluations, and decision-making. This data-sharing effort, we are seeks to increase knowledge about the public VR program and its role within the larger employment and disability services system, within and across states and territories.

This initiative is part of the NIDILRR funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR-RRTC).

Explore VR Website

Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)

FLC's mission is to add value to the federal agencies, laboratories and their partners to accomplish the rapid integration of research and development resources within the mainstream of the U.S. economy.

FLC Website

Interagency Rehabilitation and Disability (IRAD) Research Portfolio  

The IRAD research portfolio provides information on disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research projects funded by the federal government. IRAD is an interagency initiative headed by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The purpose of IRAD is to provide a publicly available resource that enables analysis of the federal research portfolio in disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research. 

IRAD Website

MEDLINE/PubMed Resources

MEDLINE contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world, and contains over 21 million references to biomedical and life sciences journal articles dating back to 1946. PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible.

PubMed Database

The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS)

The NCVHS serves as the statutory [42 U.S.C. 242k(k)] public advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the area of health data and statistics.

NCVHS Website

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC works to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

NGC Website

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

NARIC is the library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NARIC collects, catalogs, and disseminates the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of the research projects funded by NIDILRR.

NARIC Website

Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center for Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQATAC)

The purpose of the Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance Training and Technical Assistance Center (PEQATAC) is to assist State VR agencies to improve performance management by building their capacity to carry out high–quality program evaluations and quality assurance practices that promote continuous program improvement.


Research on Disability - Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC)

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) supports the disability and policy communities as they take on important policy issues. The Center generates and translates new knowledge about disability employment policy and ways to measure the labor market experiences of people with disabilities.

EMP-RRTC Website

Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. The site contains resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.

Section 508 Website is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Website

U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration

This site provides Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) databases to download.

RSA Databases for Download