The Traumatic Brain Injury Research Projects & Publications Registry is a product of the Traumatic Brain Injury National Data Center ( TBINDC) at Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation (KMRREC). The TBINDC coordinates, manages, and disseminates information for the collective TBI research activities of a number of research centers throughout the United States which have achieved the title “Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems of Care”, based on a competitive grant process administered by the National Institute for Disability and rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), under the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) of the United States Department of Education. The last grant cycle (1996-2002) included 16 research institutions.
The Registry and TBINDC.org websites represent both a public dissemination resource and a private information management tool for the participating Model Systems researchers, and those involved in the management of the TBIMS program and TBI National Data Center.
The public Registry presents comprehensive information on research and scholarly publications produced by the individual centers and their associates in the area of Brain Injury. It is hoped that the public dissemination efforts will augment existing scholarly publication and presentations, and facilitate the dissemination and utilization of the knowledge generated from the TBIMS research activities.
The private website, available to TBIMS researchers and administrators, serves as an information management system for activities leading to public dissemination of learned knowledge, as well as the internal operations of the TBIMS including various committees, communications, and events. It is through the tremendous daily efforts of the rehabilitation researchers and program administrators, and the utilization of this knowledge by the interested public, that we advance the state of the art of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation and improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities.