Expert Panel Report

The mission of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) is to promote interagency coordination related to disability research. In carrying out its duties, the ICDR promotes activities to improve effectivenss of disability programs through better coordination and alignment of priorities and strategies. The ICDR identifies ways to optimize interagency efforts to achieve better results for individuals with disabilities through a coordinated, strategic Federal program of disability research. For the purpose of this report, collaboration is defined as any joint activity that is intended to produce more public value than could be produced when the agencies act alone. Coordination is defined as two agencies working together but not dependent on each other for the project’s success.

This report overviews suggestions and research-based methods for building effective interagency collaboration on disability research.