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Spinal Research Institute celebrates 10 year anniversary

After what was an immensely challenging year for everyone in 2020, we’re excited by our plans for this new year as we celebrate our 10th anniversary.

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Why Research Matters – a collection of spinal cord research

Why Research Matters: A collection of spinal cord research from around the world is a compilation of the top-12 entries from the Spinal Research Institute’s (SRI) inaugural Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize. We were thrilled with the large number of submissions received, from across 14 countries and a wide range of research interest areas.

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In Conversation with the SRI – video series

The In Conversation series that was launched in June has been very popular. COVID-19 has greatly impacted on our health, wellbeing and way-of-life, and it has been critical to connect with our supporters online. This video series has captured fascinating stories and perspectives from the remarkable people we know and work with.

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ISCoS 2020:Virtual Highlights

Kristine Hendry, CEO, shares some of her highlights from the 59th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, held last month.

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SCI Research Writing Prize – deadline extended

A message from Kristine Hendry, CEO of the Spinal Research Institute, inviting researchers to submit a written piece to the SCI Research Writing Prize.

It’s an opportunity to present your research, either complete or in-progress, to a broad ranging, non-scientific audience.

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SCI Research Collaboration Grants 2020 awarded to seven research groups

The SRI is thrilled to be supporting seven collaborative research groups across eight countries to attend the 2020 International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Virtual Meeting.

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Announcement: SCI Research Writing Prize – now open!

To help share the important research that is happening in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI), we are launching a writing prize whereby a shortlist of entries will have their written piece published in a non-scientific publication produced by the Spinal Research Institute and available online to everyone.

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Announcement: Grants available to attend ISCoS 2020: VIRTUAL

The Spinal Research Institute is pleased to be offering SCI Research Collaboration Grants for 2020. The objective of these grants is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to build relationships between individuals, institutions and countries involved in spinal cord research by funding individuals and small groups registration to the 2020 International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Virtual Meeting.

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A Message from the CEO: Staying Connected during COVID-19 Pandemic

With the outbreak of COVID-19 it is uncertain times for all of us. At the Spinal Research Institute we find ourselves reviewing how we work and operate. Being a smaller organisation, we can more easily adjust the way we work and connect as a team by moving our interactions online. However in response to the Government’s advice, which aims to slow the spread of the virus and help protect the most vulnerable in our community, including people with SCI, we have postponed our supporter events planned for the coming months. In time, when appropriate, we will reschedule, but for now we will connect with you via phone, email, our newsletter and social media channels.

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