The SCIRE Project

Initiated in 2006, 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. SCIRE Professional and our partner site, SCIRE Community, which went online in 2017, are the two websites through which we fulfill our mandate.

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

SCIRE Professional covers a comprehensive set of topics relevant to SCI rehabilitation and community reintegration. The full rationale for our process can be viewed under this About SCIRE section in Review Process and Methodology. Briefly, SCIRE Professional 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 enables 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.

For clinicians, researchers, and educators across the globe, whose practice would significantly benefit from obtaining the most up to date information on treatment and care of SCI, SCIRE Professional is considered the world standard. In providing the most comprehensive and current evidence-based research, you can get the latest data and outcome measures for SCI rehabilitation, provided in a consolidated portal for ease of use.

We are financially supported by Praxis Spinal Cord Institute and International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD). We are also supported by our respective health centres (GF Strong Rehab Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care), research institutions (Lawson Health Research Institute) and universities (University of British Columbia, Western University).