This large-scale project represents the collaborations and tremendous efforts of many dedicated people.
The Rick Hansen Institute & Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation have provided funding for the development of SCIRE version 6.0 and we thank them for their continued support. We would like to recognize the in-person assistance from the Rick Hansen Institute, in particular from Clinicians such as Tova Plashkes, Cynthia Morin, Kristen Walden, and from Marketing and Communications personnel Carey Lee, Ravina Johal, and Christina Peressini, who have provided their time, energy and expertise to improve the SCIRE Project.
In addition to the editors already recognized, several individuals made significant contributions to assessing and extracting data from the literature – from Vancouver: Alyssa Chen, Chelsea Chua, Christie Chan, Jenny Kim, Jeremy Mak, John Zhu, Kristin Mow, Kyle Diab, Marzena Zhou, Savanna Rowe, and Vanessa Mok and from London: Brooke Benton, Jerome Iruthayarajah, and Jonathan Serrato. Our Research Assistants do an absurd amount of work and we appreciate them and their contributions.
We are grateful to the GF Strong Rehab Centre (Vancouver Coastal Health), Parkwood Hospital (St. Joseph’s Health Care) and Lawson Health Research Institute that provide space and infrastructure support for undertaking the project. We would also like to recognize the many Research Institutes and Rehabilitation Centres across the World, but particularly in Canada, for their ongoing involvement and dedication to the SCIRE Project. Members of the Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Management Network willingly reviewed material, manuscripts, and videos that came across their desk, and we greatly appreciate it. The Leaders of the teams within the SCIKMN include: Jason Knox, Paul Wright, Magda Mouneimne (Calgary – Foothills Medical Centre), Gail Aguillon, Michelle Wallace, Cyndie Koning (Edmonton – Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital), Anna Kras-Dupuis, Dalton Wolfe, Stacey Guy (London – St. Joseph’s Health Care – Parkwood Institute), Anthony Burns, Heather Flett, Carol Scovil (Toronto – UHN – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Lyndhurst Centre), Caroline Joly, Marie-Thérèse Laramée (Montréal – Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal), Julie Beaulieu, Valérie Lemay (Québec City – L’institut de réadaptation en déficience de physique de Québec), Colleen O’Connell, JoAnne Savoie, Shane McCullum (Fredericton – Stan Cassiday Centre for Rehabilitation) in addition to other rehab centres in Canada, including: Hamilton Health Sciences Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, and the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, NS.
We owe a debt of gratitude to our web designers, Earthlore Communications; Production Coordinator Barb Barkley and Creative Director Sid Lee patiently and expertly guided us through a massive website re-design for SCIRE 6.0. We would also like to acknowledge Chris McBride, Jocelyn Maffin and others from SCI-BC for their continued involvement and willingness to listen and contribute.
Lastly, we would like to express our thanks to the many SCI rehabilitation scientists, clinicians, and people with SCI who spent endless hours putting material together and who continue to make this project possible.