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Coming 2022!

Importance of Education

NASCIC is in the process of developing a free online course to increase knowledge of the research process so that individuals with SCI and caregivers feel prepared to serve as research advocates and that SCI researchers and healthcare providers are better able to effectively partner with the SCI community.  

The goal of the course is to empower people with lived experience to serve as advisors at every stage and type of research.  In this way we aim to have a meaningful impact on research, care, and policy by including the perspective of people with lived experience to help the research community conduct the most relevant, beneficial, and informed work possible.


Learn from Leading Voices in SCI Research & Advocacy

The SCI Research Advocacy Course includes input from leading clinicians and researchers, as well as the guidance of a large community of people with lived experience of spinal cord injury.  As a program created by the community, for the empowerment of the community, the SCI Research Advocacy Course is being produced with the oversight of a committee with the strong voices of people with lived experience.


Watch the Course Introductory Videos

Sign up to become a course reviewer, to help us ensure this course meets the highest of standards.

We are looking for reviewers from all areas of the SCI Community and SCI Research Community, including:

People living with SCI 


Family and friends of people living with SCI

SCI Researchers


For further information on the review process or if you’re interested in pre-registering for the course, please contact us at 

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