Shane Redman
Data Project Manager
University of Michigan

Mary Khetani, Sc.D., OTR/L Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy University of Illinois at Chicago

Kaori L. Ito, OTR/L Doctoral Student University of Southern California

Finding and Accessing Secondary Data for Your Research IC10


DAY Friday 12 April 2019

TIME 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FORMAT 4-hours Instructional course, Hands-on Workshop

ROOM LOCATION  to be determined

TOPIC AREAS Brain Injury, Cross-Cutting, Health Services Research, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Quality Improvement and Implementation Science, Stroke

CAREER LEVEL  Introductory



Rehabilitation Researchers such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Researchers and Scientists, Physicians, Clinicians, Nurses, Biomedical Engineers, etc.


Course Description

The workshop will introduce attendees to the expanding realm of secondary data resources available for rehabilitation research. The workshop will be led by researchers and data archivists from the Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR) at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan. We will provide information on the value of secondary data analysis in advancing scholarship and practice in rehabilitation medicine; how to find and select secondary data related to a topic of interest; and the fundamentals of managing and analyzing archived data. We will utilize both didactic learning methods and hands-on activities. The information provided will help investigators increase both the scope and impact of their research programs.
The Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP) is a joint initiative between the CLDR and ICPSR. It is a data repository exclusively for completed disability- and rehabilitation-related research projects. ADDEP staff will introduce the archive website and web-based resources designed to help researchers find, access, explore, and analyze relevant archived data sets. They will also provide a brief overview on how investigators can archive and share their own disability and rehabilitation research data.
Following the brief overview, we will have two concurrent hands-on sessions guiding attendees through the process of accessing and analyzing archived data. We selected two studies with different study designs and measures.Datasets that will be highlighted:The Anatomical Tracings of Lesions After Stroke (ATLAS) DatasetThis an open-source data collection consisting a total of 304 T1-weighted MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) with manually segmented diverse lesions and metadata. The goal of ATLAS is to provide the research community with a standardized training and testing dataset for lesion segmentation algorithms on T1-weighted MRIs.The Early Intervention Colorado (EI-CO) Participant Characteristics, Service Use, and Outcomes datasetEarly Intervention (EI) systems are a primary source of rehabilitation services for infants and toddlers with, or at risk for, developmental delays. This dataset was generated from a large, urban EI program in Colorado using electronic administrative data. From this data a number of variables were derived including EI service use intensity as well as dicipline-specific service use.



Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Upon completion, participants will be able to identify a wide array of secondary data resources that can be used in original research on issues central to disability and rehabilitation.
  2. Upon completion, participants will be introduced to people who can help them share their own research data with other researchers.
  3. Upon completion, participants will have first-hand experience downloading, cleaning, re-coding, and briefly analyzing an archived data set.


CME/CEUS 4 Hours

ACRM Training Institute registration includes CME/CEUs for the following disciplines:

  • Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (FSBPT-24 states)
  • Physicians (ACCME-CME)
  • Psychologists (APA Division 22)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech Therapists (ASHA)


4 hours of live instruction, continuing education credit processing, access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters), NON-ACRM members receive introductory 6- month membership.



Early Bird rate $49 for members and $99 for non-members      and that includes CME / CEU processing. See the rate tables here.

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Limited space available


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