What are the NPSDD and the NIDD?

The National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD) and the National Intellectual Disability Database (NIDD) are service planning tools used to provide information about the service needs of people disabilities in Ireland.  The information is used to plan services for people with disabilities and to identify where funding for services should be spent.

How you can get involved

If you attend services at CRC, you may be invited to participate in either the NPSDD or the NIDD.  A staff member will provide you with some more information about the database and what is involved. The decision to go on the database is completely voluntary and choosing to go on the database will in no way affect the services you receive from CRC.


If you agree to participate, a staff member will help you complete a questionnaire.  This questionnaire includes personal contact details and information about current and future service needs. It also includes information about current equipment needs and future equipment needs.


Following the initial questionnaire, you will be contacted on a yearly basis to keep your record up to date.

How is the information used?

Information on the databases  is used to:


  • Monitor current services
  • Assess future service needs
  • Prioritise service needs
  • Support the planning of services
  • Help research

How we will use your information

All of your information will be dealt with in a confidential manner. This is a secure database and information will not be given to unauthorised third parties. The terms of the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment Act, 2003) apply to this database.


If you have a query about the NPSDD or the NIDD at the Central Remedial Clinic or would like more information, please contact: npsddteam@crc.ie