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Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs

Promote the generation of ideas, philosophies and research related to occupational therapy education.

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (UK)

The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) has helped to develop an evidence-based approach in health and social care, working with local, national and international groups. CASP aims to enable individuals to develop the skills to find and make sense of research evidence, helping them to put knowledge into practice. appraisal

Cochrane Collaboration

International not-for-profit organisation preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of health care.

Evidence Based OT

This Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Web-portal has been designed in partnership with international colleagues to provide strategies, knowledge and resources to aid occupational therapists in finding out about and using evidence.

Free Medical

Free access to medical journals.

Global Disability Watch

Is a one stop platform monitoring, collating and reporting quality, timely, accessible and useable information on disability, disability rights violations and development policy and practice in a more

Online resource for graduate school information with over 58,000 programs listed on the site. The USA site contains a unique and comprehensive directory categorised by curriculum and subdivided by geography.

Integrated Homecare

This European Union project has launched research for better ways to ensure continuity in clinical care for elderly rehabilitation patients with the frequent chronic conditions stroke, COPD and heart failure as a reaction to the problems of a fragmented health care sector as focused by WHO. The mission of the project is to document the benefits of Integrated Homecare (IHC) combining effective rehabilitation and care in the home of the patients with economic savings for society.

The Joanna Briggs Institute 

is an international not-for-profit, membership based, research and development organisation based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The JBI collaborates internationally with over 60 entities across the world. Provides access to information sheets, systematic reviews, and resources to inform evidence based practice.

Journal of Occupational Science

The Journal of Occupational Science is committed to providing resources and publications based on the emerging discipline of occupational science. An International Peer reviewed journal, JOS is a joint publication from the University of South Australia, the University of Southern California and the Auckland University of Technology, and is the official publication of the Association of Occupational Science Inc.

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network

Mesothelioma, a rare cancer that affects protective membranes surrounding lungs, heart and abdominal cavity mainly caused by asbestos exposure. have created the most extensive prognosis support and information source online

My Future

Information on programmes, awards and scholarships, and careers for professions (including occupational therapy) in Australia.

NGLS Civil Society Observer

The Civil Society Observer is a bi-monthly package of documentation of various kinds from all political persuasions to keep you informed of developments related to NGOs and civil society.


The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. The ODI has a range of publications, including online video's, to inform you of news, issues and actions on policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.


Occupational Opportunities for Refugees & Asylum Seekers reflects who we are, who we work with and what we work for.


OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Has links to many Evidence Based Practice and related resources.

PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database

It has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

PubMed (free access)

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

Rehabilitation International

RI is a global and diverse organisation bringing together expertise from different sectors in the disability field, advancing and implementing the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities

Research Centre for Occupation and Mental Health

The Research Centre for Occupation & Mental Health (RCOMH) was launched in 2009. RCOMH mission is to develop world class research in occupation and mental health to influence best practice.

Source E-Bulletin Disability and Inclusion

Source is an international online resource centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact of information on disability and inclusion.


A website which focuses on stroke rehabilitation and interventions. Information is derived from quality articles, websites and systematic reviews. All have been reviewed using a systematic process and StrokEngine Assess.

Swiss Paraplegic Research

To illustrate the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in rehabilitation practice, the project "Case studies describing persons with Spinal Cord Injury and their health care based on the ICF and the Rehab-Cycle" was started in the Swiss Paraplegic Research. The results are presented on this website.

The McMaster University (Canada) Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Research Group

The McMaster Occupational Therapy Evidence-based Practice group focuses on research to critically review evidence regarding the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions and to develop tools for evaluation of occupational therapy programmes.

The Homecare Industry Information Service

is used by professionals working in the homecare/disability industry looking for up to date news about the latest homecare and assistive technology products, updates to existing products, new services and developments. THIIS is used  in most European countries as well as many other countries around the world.

World Health Professions Alliance

The World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) brings together the global organizations representing the world’s dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians, and works to improve global health and the quality of patient care and facilitates collaboration among the health professions and major stakeholders .

World Bank and Leonard Cheshire Disability

This new database created by the World Bank and Leonard Cheshire Disability provides information on government projects that aim to include people with disabilities in mainstream education, health and rehabilitation, and livelihoods programmes.

Seating Matters

Seating Matters was started by Martina Tierney OT to design and create seating and wheelchairs for her patients. Clinical trials by the University of Ulster have demonstrated the chairs can lead to a significant reduction in pressure ulcers, reduce staff labour and improved quality of life. To learn more visit