The steering committee is the highest decision making board of SwiSCI involving all partners of the study. Main functions are 1.) monitoring the study process and study aims, 2.) strategic decisions 3.) approval of study documents and project applications. The steering committee meets biannual. Prof. Dr. Gerold Stucki is chair of the steering committee.
Interest groups are expert fora supporting the Steering Committee and the Study Center by providing scientific expertise and advice in their respective fields of interest. The scope of the different Interest groups and the qualifications and backgrounds of their members reflect the comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach of SwiSCI.
The non-profit association ParaHelp supports paraplegics as well as people with neurologically caused paralysis conditions. ParaHelp plays an important role as an outpatient counseling service in the context of holistic rehabilitation for persons with spinal cord injury and their relatives.
The University Hospital Balgrist is a private, highly specialized competence centre for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of all damage to the musculoskeletal system. The paraplegic centre of the University hospital guarantees paraplegic people a comprehensive care from first care to long-term rehabilitation.
With its unique range of services- prevention, insurance and rehabilitation- the Suva offers the insured person a comprehensive health protection. In its own clinics, one of the major concerns is the rehabilitation of people who had an accident.
The REHAB Basel is a centre for highly specialized treatment and rehabilitation of paraplegic or brain injured people after an accident or illness.
The Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil is one of the leading centres for paraplegics, spinal injuries and diseases of the spine. The principle of a private specialized clinic is based on professional first care, holistic rehabilitation and a lifelong accompaniment of paraplegics.
The Swiss Paraplegic Association is the national umbrella organization of paraplegics and associates with about 11000 members. As a self-help organization, it supports para- and quadriplegics throughout Switzerland.
The Swiss Paraplegic Foundation was established in 1975 by Guido A. Zäch. It is an important reference organization for paraplegic people worldwide. The basis for its activities is the vision of a holistic rehabilitation of para- and quadriplegics with the objective of enabling the person with spinal cord injury to lead an autonomous life as far as this is possible.
Research Assistants are responsible for the data collection in the collaboration centres. They contact the patients directly and coordinate the clinical assesments. Research assistants are resposnsible for data entry and data quality.