A current focus of ARCH is to collect, synthesize, disseminate and stimulate research to improve respite practice and sustainability. The Expert Panel on Respite Research, convened by ARCH in collaboration with the Administration for Community Living, was key to helping advance this mission by engaging experts in the field in informed discussions of current respite research and possibilities for future investigation. The Expert Panel's final report, Research Agenda for Respite Care: Deliberations of an Expert Panel of Researchers, Advocates and Funders, was released in October 2015 and it continues to guide ARCH's Respite Research initiative.  The work is being continued by the ARCH Committee for Advancement of Respite Research.