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NASCIC Research Advocacy Course

Welcome to the NASCIC Research Advocacy Course.  This course is designed to increase knowledge of the research process so that individuals with SCI and caregivers feel prepared to serve as research advisors and that SCI researchers and healthcare providers are better
able to effectively partner with the SCI community. 
 
This course is still in development, but you can now preview the first two modules of the course:
  • Module 1: Introduction to Research Advocacy
  • Module 2: Understanding the Research Process and R&D Decision Making
When the course is launched it will include 13 modules varying in length. You can take the course at your own pace and make use of the additional resources such as the glossary and Module recaps before every quiz.  In order to receive a certificate of completion you must complete the course in full and receive a minimum score of 70% on all the module quizzes. 
 
NASCIC partners and our Community Engagement Working Group have worked hard to ensure this course is effective, inclusive, and easy to navigate. If you have any feedback on the experience, please let us know!  
 
Enjoy! 

Course Content

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Module 1: Introduction to Research Advocacy
Module 2: Understanding the Research Process and R&D Decision Making
Module 3: Addressing Historical Challenges for SCI Studies - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 4: SCI Biology Part I - How an SCI Causes Loss of Function - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 5: SCI Biology Part II - Aging with an SCI - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 6: Neuroprotection - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 7: Cell Replacement - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 8: Regeneration (Neurorepair) - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 9: Retraining (Neuroplasticity) - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 10: Quality of Life Research - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 11: SCI 101 for Researchers - Coming Winter 2022/2023
Module 12: Getting Involved - Coming Winter 2022/2023

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