Facilitating collaborative research is one of the core objectives of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region. The IDPP network strives to foster geographically-distributed research among its partner institutions, and to generate a rigorous and comprehensive research program in conjunction with its broader mission.
The IDPP is led by COTELCO: The Collaboration Laboratory, which facilitates inter-institutional research teams and research projects around the world.
The IDPP’s collaborative research thrusts include three key components:
- A research network
- Research colloquia
- A small grants program
The research thrusts are facilitated by the development of a content management system and the stimulation of the formation of research teams.
The IDPP has issued its first Call for Proposals to support cutting-edge research initiatives in the following fields: the rights of persons with disabilities; inclusive public policy and development; accessible distance education; data collection; cyberinfrastructure; and transnational advocacy networks.