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The INSPIRE Foundation Research

The INSPIRE Foundation raises money in a variety of different ways. In turn this is used to fund our projects all focused on research into spinal cord paralysis. In particular we are interested in the ‘here and now’ issues and how we can exploit the latest technology to facilitate quality of life measures for those living with tetraplegia and paraplegia.

In this section we hope you will find what you are looking for.  To find out more,  simply click on one of the blue titles below:


- What is Spinal Cord Injury?

A brief explanation in lay terms explaining the symptoms of spinal cord injury (paraplegia and tetraplegia).


- INSPIRE Foundation Research Strategy

A guide for anybody interested in working with us as to what we do and do not research.


- Conflict of Interests

INSPIRE Foundation's policy statement.


- Research: Background reading

Useful background reading highlighting some of our previous and current areas of interest.


- National Scientific Committee Meetings

The composition of INSPIRE’s in house scientific meetings and how the agenda is produced.


- Research Application Graphic

A simple diagram illustrating the application process for new projects.


- Current projects being evaluated

These projects have been funded by INSPIRE and are currently being researched.


- History of past projects from 1995

A summary of the research projects resourced by the INSPIRE Foundation

*This page is currently under review*


- The INSPIRE Foundation Scholarship

Sponsorship opportunities for PhD students to research SCI related issues.


- Application Process

How to apply for funding with a link to the main Application Form


- Archive of relevant SCI Papers