Research is an important statutory function of the National Disability Authority. The statutory role includes to
- undertake research
- commission research
- collaborate in research
- contribute to development of statistical information.
Research also underpins the National Disability Authority's advice and guidance to Government.
In addition to research undertaken by NDA staff, we also design and commission out research projects, and collaborate with other state agencies on jointly-funded research. From time to time, the National Disability Authority operates a Research Promotion Scheme, under which organisations can compete for funding for research projects on a particular theme. The National Disability Authority has in the past also funded a number of research scholarships.
National Disability Authority research is published on our website and is available for download. Research may be freely quoted provided the source is acknowledged. Here is information on current NDA research initiatives.
The NDA has compiled a register of research in Ireland on disability 1996-2005. This is being updated during 2012.
The NDA has developed ethics guidance for research on disability.
Follow the links on the left of the page for further information.