Interested in a project collaboration? Find out the different project options!
SwiSCI functions as a research platform for national and international project collaborations.
The objective of this platform is to build a closer connection with researchers who would like to conduct projects within the SwiSCI spectrum of topics. In order to profoundly examine specific issues, such research projects concerning spinal cord injury can be adjoined to SwiSCI.
SwiSCI offers different ways of project collaborations:
- Research projects can use SwiSCI core data, i.e. variables routinely collected through the retrospective study, the survey or the clinical study.
- SwiSCI Nested projects: Research projects can use variables routinely collected through the retrospective study, the survey or the clinical study, combined with an additional data collection.
- SwiSCI Joint projects: Research projects can use variables routinely collected through the retrospective study, the survey or the clinical study, combined with data from other sources.
If you are interested in a project collaboration you are welcome to send us an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you the corresponding guidelines and forms.
SwiSCI works in collaboration with the four Swiss paraplegic centers located in Nottwil, Basel, Sion and Zurich; as well as with the Swiss Paraplegic Association and the home care service ParaHelp. Furthermore SwiSCI cooperates with project groups at Swiss universities and international research institutions.
In order to better understand and optimize the quality of life and health of persons with SCI SwiSCI strives for three special aims:
- the development of comprehensive knowledge on functioning, disability, health and aging with SCI in Switzerland;
- the identification of approaches centering in optimizing care, for example the use of devices, or decisions by law influencing the SCI population;
- the development of an epidemiologic database containing broad information on the characteristics of spinal cord injuries for health professionals, researchers and stakeholders in social and health care policy;
- provide a research platform for nested and joint projects and develop research capacity.