*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. For example, multiple SCIRE chapters are already on version 7.0.

As of January 9, 2020 – We have reviewed over 10,000 articles for SCIRE Version 6.0. We have multiple chapters that are finished, but a few that are still in author review. Our over 130 Outcome Measures (validated for SCI) are in Executive review right now and will be up to date and uploaded in the 1st quarter of 2020.

We look forward to providing ongoing updates as SCIRE Version 6.0 review finishes and we move on to SCIRE Version 7.0! ‘New’ content is now tagged with a green asterisk in the Sidebar on the Left side of the website. Many thanks for visiting our 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 6.0:

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 6.0, our experts and team members have:

  • Reviewed over 10,000 articles
  • Rated over 6,000 articles
  • Written 28 chapters of rated evidence accessible on our rehabilitation evidence page, 4 chapters of rated evidence accessible on our acute evidence page, and
  • Reviewed 130 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 Praxis Spinal Cord 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).