On October 12, we met for the first time with disability researchers, as part of a joint initiative between MICARE and DisPar Fondecyt. What did we achieve? Read it here.
By Gabriela Campillo.
After the first call through our social networks, last Tuesday, October 12, 2021, we had our first DiscaRed meeting: the network of researchers in disability.
45 researchers met through Zoom and identified a general goal:
In addition, we discovered that we are a very diverse team:
- 30% of those who participate are from different regions of Chile or from other countries.
- 70% is from the Metropolitan Region of Chile.
- 23% of the members of DiscaRed are people with disabilities.
- The areas of Psychology and Sociology (17%) predominate, followed by Occupational Therapy (11%).
- 38% have research funds.
Próximos pasos y desafíos
After the first meeting, we were very motivated to continue advancing and we agreed on a series of commitments.
We will create a mailing list and database, and we are also looking for a volunteer to manage DiscaRed’s Facebook.
Lastly, our researchers prepared this infographic that summarizes the first meeting:
Any questions or want to participate? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible.