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About SCIRE

*Please note: We are currently completing the review for SCIRE Version 6.0. Instead of waiting for the entire review process to be complete and then uploading all new information at once, we have decided to move to an asynchronous uploading schedule – that is, when information is completed, it will appear on the website. 

As of December 5, 2016 – We have reviewed over 4,000 articles for SCIRE Version 6.0. We have multiple chapters that are finished, but require formatting for the new website so they will likely be uploaded within the next month. We have new Clinical Summary Sheets and updated Study Details (Research Summary sheets) for over 120 Outcome Measures. A majority of them are up to date and have been uploaded. All Outcome Measures will be in the new format by early 2017.

We look forward to providing ongoing updates as SCIRE Version 6.0 review progresses! ‘New’ content  is now tagged with a green asterisk in the Sidebar on the Left side of the website. Many thanks for visiting our new website! Come back often!

About the SCIRE Project: 

We search the published literature and compile public health relevant reviews — eliminating your need to search and screen individual databases.

SCIRE covers a comprehensive set of topics relevant to SCI rehabilitation and community reintegration. SCIRE reviews, evaluates, and translates existing research knowledge into a clear and concise format to inform health professionals and other stakeholders of best rehabilitation practices following SCI.

This research synthesis will enable relevant decision-making in public policy and practice settings applicable to SCI rehabilitation. In addition, transparent evidence-based reviews can guide the research community and funding organizations to strategically focus their time and resources on the gaps in knowledge and identify research priorities.

SCIRE Version 5.0:

The Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) Project is dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of rehabilitation healthcare for people with SCI.

In SCIRE Version 5.0, our experts and team members have:

  • Reviewed 3,387 articles
  • Rated 1,361 articles
  • Written 27 chapters of rated evidence accessible on our rehabilitation evidence page, 4 chapters of rated evidence accessible on our acute evidence page, and
  • Reviewed 107 outcome measures useful for SCI practice; many of which are available to download.

The Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) project is an international collaboration between scientists, clinicians and consumers headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and London, Ontario, Canada. We are proudly supported by the Rick Hansen Institute and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. We are also supported by our respective health centres (GF Strong Rehab Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care), research institutions (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, Lawson Health Research Institute) and universities (University of BC, University of Western Ontario).