Institutional Review Board (IRB)
An IRB is a committee that has been formally designated to approve, monitor, and review research involving humans. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration and Department of Health and Human Services (Office for Human Research Protections) regulations have empowered IRBs to approve, require modifications in planned research prior to approval, or disapprove research. Responsibility of the IRB includes critical functions of scientific, ethical, and regulatory oversight for research conducted on human subjects.
Occupational Therapy Research Agenda
The Occupational Therapy (OT) Research Agenda recognizes six research categories and identifies the major research goals and priorities for OT research.
AOTA’s Evidence-Based Practice Resources
Uses evidence to inform OT practice while supporting integration of therapist expertise, client perspective and evidence based medicine during clinical decision-making and problem solving.
Revised Research Agenda for Physical Therapy
The physical therapy (PT) agenda presents four purposes: make the agenda broad enough to include all areas, be a developmental tool for junior investigators early in their careers, develop a list of research issues which will be widely funded, and use language parallel with International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
APTA Section on Research - Early Career Researcher Special Interest Group
The purpose is to provide education and support to early career investigators/researchers.