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How Do I Add My Project's Documents to REHABDATA?

NARIC's original function was to serve as the main repository for the articles, books, reports, and other publications generated by the grantees and contractors funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. That is still our primary goal as a library and clearinghouse for disability and rehabilitation research literature.

As you review your project's information, you'll note a list of your documents currently held in the NARIC collection and the REHABDATA database. As part of our acquisitions process, we actively search for the work of our fellow NIDILRR projects in the standard journals and book catalogues in the field. We also rely on you to send us the publications which may appear in non-mainstream journals, magazines, and other publication outlets. Here's how you can help keep your project's holdings as up to date as possible:

Add us to your newsletter mailing lists. If you send regular mailings, please add our address to your lists. You can send regular mail to NARIC at 8400 Corporate Drive, Suite 500, Landover, MD 20785. You can send email newsletters to and

Alert us to pending book publications. As a library, NARIC may be able to request a review copy directly from the publisher. Please add Natalie Collier, our Library and Information Services Manager, to any press release or announcement lists for pending publications.

Send us your documents! The easiest way to ensure that your documents are included in the NARIC collection and the REHABDATA database is to send copies of your articles, reports, curricula, guides, or any other publication. We welcome both digital and paper formats. Documents can be emailed to Natalie Collier at

or sent by regular mail to the address above. Please include your project number with your documents! To ensure accurate recording in the database, please include your project number in your email or cover letter. 

Questions about copyright? See our Copyright FAQ.

Are your publications accessible? Your "born digital" documents and audiovisual materials should be accessible and usable by everyone. Take some time to learn about accessibility of electronic media with these guides from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Is your NIDILRR grant properly attributed? If your document does not include explicit acknowledgement of NIDILRR funding, we cannot index it under your grant number. We can still add it to the REHABDATA database, but it will not be linked to your project's Program Database record. Products from your grant should include the following attribution whenever possible: 

“The contents of this (insert type of publication; e.g., book, report, film) were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90XXXXXX).  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The contents of this (insert type of publication; e.g., book, report, film) do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.”

Please take a moment to download and fill out our document release form and include one with your document submission. You only need to fill it out once. We'll keep it on file and apply it to all the documents you submit as part of your dissemination activities.

Once we receive your documents, they will be reviewed and abstracted by our staff and the abstract will be added to REHABDATA. There is a general turn-around time of 30 days, with priority given to NIDILRR-funded materials. Your abstracts will appear with your project listing and be distributed in that month's edition of REHABDATA Connection. Your documents may also be highlighted in reSearch, News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond, and our social media streams.

Please note: The following will not be accepted for inclusion in the NARIC collection

  • Abstracts
  • Brochures
  • Power Point presentations
  • Citations, unannotated bibliographies, or prepublication announcements

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!