Overview:Sharing Knowledge to Increase Quality of Life for All!
The Institute for Community Based Research (I-CBR) is an initiative of the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, whose overall objective is to make available to communities the vast knowledge generated by universities and by community members, in order to increase the quality of life for persons with disabilities, our families, and the communities in which we live.
Very often, the knowledge accumulated by universities and members of our communities that has the potential to contribute to increased quality of life remains as exactly that—mere potential. The consequence of this is that our individual lives and our collective communities are less than they could be, or should be.
We intend to make university-based research and community-based knowledge more accessible and therefore more valuable to our citizens by actively connecting this knowledge with our community in order to mobilize its potential.