Collaborating Healthcare Professionals

The CCDA is structured to both create new measurement instruments and to play a role in training research technicians, osteopathic physicians and physicians-in-training, and doctoral candidates as well as post-doctoral fellows to conduct tests in a standardized fashion.

Using identical or similar research instruments and adopting standardized protocols are designed to enhance collaboration between departments and institutions. Additionally, collaborating institutions may be able to perform tests not otherwise available at a given institution where there may be limitations with personnel and infrastructure support.