The Center for Smart Use of Technologies to Assess Real World Outcomes (C-STAR) offers the expertise, instruction, and mentorship to educate researchers on the meaningful use of a vast array of technologies in the lab, clinic and community.

How Can We Help?

We will teach you how to use smart technology for reliable, objective measurement of physical function in lab, clinic and community settings.

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Education & Training

Register for our webinars, podcasts and workshops with expert scientists, clinicians and specialized content for the PM&R community.

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C-STAR Collaborative Opportunities

Research Incubator

Researchers and clinicians are invited to join our hands-on learning and mentoring programs, including sabbaticals, IdeaLab and pilot studies.

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Data Sharing

Access benchmark data from a wide range of diagnostic conditions, as well as resources from the Rehabilitation Measures Database.

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Funding Collaborative Mentorship

Cultivate Your Research Ideas Through Mentorship

The Collaborative Mentorship Funding Program includes financial and educational support through extended teaching and learning. Gain experience and insights through mentorship on career advancement from senior scientists and clinicians at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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The Center for Smart Use of Technologies to Assess Real World Outcomes (C-STAR) is a research initiative of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the United States, in collaboration with Northwestern University. Learn more at sralab.org.




MR3 Network

C-STAR is a research center within the Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network (MR3), and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (Grant #P2C HD101899) supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).