ASCoN Research Studies

There are many innovations and examples of models of good practice in the many different aspects of comprehensive spinal cord injury management across the Asia region. ASCoN is keen to promote country specific and multi-centred research studies.

International SCI Data Sets

The following articles directly related to the International Spinal Cord Injury data sets may be downloaded for free:

Research Survey

Barriers and facilitators to spinal cord injury:
A survey of the international clinical research community
An international survey to identify the barriers and current facilitators to conducting international spinal cord injury (SCI) research

Study objectives
· Identify the barriers to conducting international SCI research.
· Identify current facilitators of international SCI research.
· Identify new initiatives that could further facilitate international SCI research.
· Provide a baseline to evaluate future initiatives that are implemented to enhance international SCI research.

How it will make a difference
The goal of this study is to identify and implement initiatives that could be supported by SCI organizations to enhance international collaborations that ultimately could lead to improved care and future cure(s) for persons living with SCI.

How to get involved
To participate, visit for more information and to access the online survey. Your participation in the survey will be confidential and anonymous.
Participants will be entered into a draw to win one of three $25 gift cards.

You are eligible to participate if
· You are 18 years or older at the time the survey is conducted;
· You have worked in either SCI clinical practice or SCI research;
· You can understand English

Who is conducting the survey
This survey is being sponsored by the Rick Hansen Institute,the Institute for Safety, Compensation, and Recovery Research, and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation and is hosted by a professional research firm.

Participate in the survey

Membership of ASCoN is open to all organisations working in spinal cord injury management in Asia. There is no cost.