or adding new elements to capture the quality criteria and dimensions used in the present summative evaluation.

Recommendation 6-6: NIDRR should investigate ways to work with grantees to ensure the completeness and consistency of information provided in the APR.


In summary, the committee concluded that NIDRR grants have produced valuable research, tools, and other outputs for advancing the field of disability and rehabilitation research in line with the agency’s mandate. Improvements to NIDRR’s priority-setting, peer review, and grant management processes, as well as consideration of alternative evaluation goals and strategies, would further enhance the quality of these processes, their results, and the agency’s efforts to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

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