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WFOT publishes the following links, with the aim of sharing information with members that:

  • Is internationally focussed, and congruent with the WFOT organisational strategic/objectives
  • potentially offers opportunities for the professional development of occupational therapists, providing information of international interest

The links below are current at 16 May 2016

Cochrane Collaboration

Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. Cochrane contributors - 37,000 from more than 130 countries - work together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Many contributors are world leaders in their fields - medicine, health policy, research methodology or consumer advocacy - and Cochrane groups are situated in some of the world's most respected academic and medical institutions.

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

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 from a range of global contexts, prioritising the global south.

The Joanna Briggs Institute 

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) 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 70 entities across the world. The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective health care practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally. JBI is in official partnership with Cochrane.

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.


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

Source International

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.

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.