The Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR) is an extension of the previously funded, Center for Rehabilitation Research using Large Datasets. The Center's mission is to build rehabilitation research capacity by increasing the number of investigators conducting rehabilitation and disability outcomes research using large administrative and research datasets. Our mission expanded to include an important focus on data sharing and archiving information from completed rehabilitation research studies.
The Center involves a consortium of investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Colorado State University, Cornell University, and the University of Michigan (ICSPR and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). The CLDR is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research), the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Along with our partners, we have developed an innovative program of education and training activities, interdisciplinary collaboration, and pilot studies. Our long-term goal is to help create a research environment and culture where rehabilitation scientists will have the skills and knowledge to become significant contributors to the changes in health care policy and practice that are being driven through the use of large data and the unprecedented expansion of health care information that has occurred in recent years.