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Participate in Research

As confirmed by our Masters student research intern Emily Giroux in the video above, your personal experience and insights can help change the world. Whether it’s a quick online survey or a few days in a clinical setting, participating in research advances the science of SCI and helps those living with SCI in any number of important ways.


Participating in ethical research studies can be a rewarding experience, not to mention super helpful for moving science forward! Check below for Current Opportunities. Spinal Cord Injury Ontario may not be affiliated with the researcher or the research project and provides this information as a resource to those who may be interested in participating. To learn more about a particular study please contact the person identified with each project.

We encourage you to do your own research before agreeing to participate in any study.


We have two current research opportunities:

1. SEXUALITY STUDY Calling on Men with SCI for three confidential, 15 to 20-minute online surveys.  Learn more 


Examining the impact of Virtual Integration Platform for individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (VIP-4-SCI)

During this study you will have access to a web-based platform that will allow you to virtually connect with your network of care (including your SCIO Regional and/or Peer Co-ordinators) using your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You’ll have access to the web platform for one year and will be asked to complete a brief survey after each use of the video consultation feature so that the usage of the platform can be evaluated by the research team.

Are you suitable to participate?

To participate in the study, you:

  • live in Ontario
  • are a client with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
  • can be male or female

You will not be able to participate in the study if:

  • you are not comfortable communicating in English
  • you have no access to a mobile phone, computer or tablet with an internet connection

If you have questions regarding this study and your potential participation, you may contact:

Dr. Chip Rowan  416-597-3422, ext. 6217   chip.rowan@uhn.ca

Investigators on this study include:

Principal Investigator: Dr. B Catharine Craven

Co-investigators: Mr. Courtney Cole, Dr. Stuart Howe, Dr. James Milligan

This is a joint study by For a Healthy Me, Mobility Clinic, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and UHN Toronto Rehab.

This study is funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence

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