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Access to O&P publications, charts, and forms.
O&P Research Reference Guide
A compendium of articles on how to conduct research.
Simple Research Reference Guide
A step-by-step guide on how to conduct a research project.
Research Funding Guide
A guide to funding from philanthropic organizations.
How to Videos
Short videos that provide the tools you need to report outcome measures with ease.
Human Subject Research FAQs
A compilation of frequently asked questions about O&P research.
Research Glossary
A list of the most common terms in O&P research.
Recommended Reading
A list of recommended publications spanning a variety of O&P topics.
Patient Information
The Amputee Coalition offers a variety or resources for the amputee population.



An evidence database and research super tool built for the O&P profession.
Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics (JPO)
The leading scientific journal in prosthetics and orthotics.
State-of-the-Science Program
The State-of-the-Science Program (SSP) is a suite of evidence-based activities and/or deliverables, each carefully chosen to match the needs of an individual topic and the relative level of available evidence.
Academy TODAY
A quarterly magazine that features the latest O&P research, in-depth clinical and technical articles, and case studies.
Resident Research
Top projects performed by students enrolled in NCOPE residencies.
Systematic/Scoping Reviews
A snapshot of the amount of research/evidence on a topic.
Journal of Proceedings
A reference guide for the scientific programs presented at the Academy's Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium.


Outcome Measure Toolkits
Outcome measures enable O&P care to be elevated to the highest level— evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice requires objective input to drive clinical decision-making. Reimbursement by payers is easier when supported by facts. Outcome measures provide clinicians with those facts.
Literature Updates
An e-update that lists current research in O&P outside of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO).
Critically Appraised Topics (CATS)
A standardized, brief summary of research evidence organized around a clinical question.
Evidence Notes
Brief summaries of current evidence regarding specific health technologies.
Thranhardt Lecture Series
Featured presentations from the Academy Annual Meeting & Scientific Symposium. These presentations focus on clinical findings, research, statistical analysis, and results.
How to Videos
Short videos that provide the tools you need to report outcome measures with ease.
Journal Club
Join colleagues and engage in conversation regarding the latest O&P research.


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