King Salman Center for Disability Research sponsors, coordinates, and funds research and academic activities it deems beneficial to Saudi society specifically and humanity in general. It pools local and international scientific, technical, and human resources to work towards cutting-edge research of broad and practical impact. KSCDR is focuses on research that yields concrete, practical outcomes rather than theoretical ones, ensuring that it is always directed at solving medical, physical, psychological, educational, or social difficulties that face persons with disabilities.
KSCDR underwent a comprehensive strategic planning review in 2010, in which three broad areas of strategic interest have been identified to be targeted:
- The first area of focus is to build a comprehensive scientific database of disabilities in the the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia covering the types and demographic and geographical makeup of disabilities in the Kingdom.
- The second thrust of our approach targets uncovering hidden disabilities such as learning, mental, and communication disorders.
- Finally, the third area of focus is devoted to conducting advanced research such as nano-technology, robotics, and stem cell therapies.
KSCDR also encourages special research initiatives that serve persons with disabilities and KSCDR vision and mission.