Participate in research

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.

Opportunities for research participants

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.

  • Does the study have ethics approval?
    • If a research study has ethics approval it has been reviewed by a panel of experts to ensure that the benefits of the study are balanced against risk and that the rights, dignity, confidentiality and safety of the research participants will be protected.
  • What are the risks and/or benefits to being involved?
    • Different studies have different types of risk. It is important to understand the risks involved before you agree to participate in research. Not everyone who participates in research will benefit directly. Sometimes the benefits are to society by providing researchers with new information about a disease or condition.
  • What is informed consent?
    • Informed consent is a process where you learn about the study, your rights as a participant and risks or benefits to participation. It is up to you to decide if you would like to volunteer. Consent must be freely given and can be withdrawn at any time without penalty of any kind.
  • How will my privacy be protected?
    • Information you provide should remain confidential. Results should only be shared as a group and your information should not be identifiable.
  • What happens if I change my mind and no longer wish to participate?
    • You should be able to withdraw from research at any time without penalty of any kind

Current opportunities to participate in research

Not sure how we can help? Looking for answers? Complete the form below of email us at [email protected]

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