Research Participation

The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities has conducted high quality research and training for over 25 years and is a leader in creating evidence-based solutions to rural problems experienced by people with disabilities. This research is not possible without the participation of rural community members in our research studies that address diverse topics within the areas of Health and Wellness, Community Participation and Independent Living, and Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Research Participants are rural community members who wish to serve an essential role in advancing rural disability research. Research Participants have opportunities to inform research on multiple levels through various projects in the areas of Health and Wellness, Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation, and Community Participation and Independent Living. Duration of participation is dependent on project, as are stipends or other incentives.

If you are interested in becoming a research participant, contact RTC-TA@mso.umt.edu.

Quick Links: Knowledge Translation

Rural Adviser
Program

  • Rural Advisor Program
    RTC: Rural Advisors provide recommendations, contribute to research and development activities, and help shape the RTC agenda for developing solutions to issues experienced by people living with disabilities in rural America.
  • Research
    Participation

    • Research Participation
      Research Participants are rural community members who wish to serve an essential role in advancing rural disability research by participating in RTC: Rural studies.

    State of
    the Science

    • State of the Science
      RTC:Rural conducts a state-of-the-science conference to engage experts, scientists, and disability stakeholders to discuss the status of rural disability and rehabilitation and the future of research and practice and to advance the science of disability in small town and rural environments.

    Products & Training

    • Products & Training
      RTC: Rural has established programs, products, trainings, and resources to support national efforts to improve the ability of persons with disabilities to live independently in rural America.

    Technical
    Assistance

    • Technical Assistance
      RTC: Rural’s Knowledge Translation and Resource Center provides technical assistance for implementing, developing, and maintaining evidence-based practices to improve the ability of persons with disabilities to live independently in rural America. Contact us with inquiries about our research and programs.