Research network

The SRI is linked in with, and supports, a vibrant spinal cord injury  (SCI) research network. Through our website, events, and advocacy for investment in SCI research, the SRI supports a network of SCI research projects. While the SRI does not financially support these projects in a direct way, it promotes the importance of research to government and the wider community, thereby helping researchers attract funding support and trial participants.

Most of the below projects are Victoria-based, but some have national or international dimensions. A key SRI focus is to promote international research collaboration. The 'local' SCI research network will have greater opportunities for forging international research links through the SRI's Closing the Gaps project, which aims to foster research collaboration so that spinal injury experts from around the world can work together to obtain statistically valid outcomes faster, for the benefit of millions of people with SCI.

Access to Care

Right Care, Right Time, Right Place – Improving Outcomes for People with Spinal Cord Injury.

ANS in Spinal Cord Injury

Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction in Spinal Cord Injury: A strategy for improved treatment and understanding of bowel, blood pressure and bladder disorders.

AusCAN Study

AusCAN risk assessment for sitting acquired pressure ulcers.

Bone Fragility Study

The Material and Micro-architectural Basis and Mechanisms Responsible for Bone Fragility in Spinal Cord Injury in Men.


Randomised Control Trial of ePACT: A Flexible Treatment of Depression and Anxiety in Adults Living with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury.


ReVisiting Victorian Spinal eData.

Sailing Study

Rehabilitation following spinal cord injury using sailing simulators.

SCIPA Program

Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity: Intensive Exercise from Acute Care to the Community.

SHIQ Program

Sleep Health in Quadriplegia.


Immediate Cooling and Emergency Decompression.


Assesing Nutrition


Returning to work after SCI


Neurophysiological evaluation after SCI


Nerve Transfer




Our Mission

Spinal Research Institute (SRI) is a not-for-profit spinal cord research charity. Our mission is to support world class clinical research and clinical trials. We provide means for Australian and international spinal cord injury (SCI) researchers to build much needed collaboration and to translate research outcomes into life changing health solutions for people living with SCI.

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