Spinal Research

Spinal Research

Charity information

Spinal Research

Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.

Founded 1980

  • Mission statement

    Every year 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following an injury to their spinal cord.

    Spinal Research raises money to fund research into clinical treatments as well as vital scientific research such as clinical tools to better understand the injury caused, and for the devastating effects on daily living such as breathing, hand movement, and bladder and bowel control.

    Thanks to the innovative research we have funded, many experimental treatments, including those to restore movement and feeling, have had positive effects on spinal cord injury in the research laboratory.

    We are determined to see these treatments transferred to the clinic, transforming the lives of paralysed people.

    This medical research will not only benefit people with a spinal cord injury but also advance treatments for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, dementia and motor neurone disease.

    We receive no government funding and rely entirely on the support of the public to raise funds for our research. Because of the efforts of our supporters, we have funded over 140 research projects which have achieved a number of ground breaking changes in the field.

  • Aims

    Spinal Research aims to:

    • Fund pioneering research across the world into spinal cord injury and its life-changing effects
    • Drive collaboration between people and organisations concerned with spinal cord injury to develop centres of excellence where the best treatments for spinal cord injury can be researched and develop
    • Share our research results via our growing network of influential researchers in the field
    • Inspire students worldwide to specialise in spinal cord injury research through the Nathalie Rose Barr PhD scholarships and our international Summer School in Neurotrauma
    • Campaign for greater awareness of spinal cord injury, its devastating effects and the need for greater investment in research
  • Overview

    Established: October 1980

    Registered Charity Number: 1151015

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 1

    Phone number: 020 7653 8935

    Address: 80 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Changing the future of spinal cord injury.

    Medical research for spinal cord injury is underfunded and localised. Our Special Emphasis... More