When the Danish Chiropractor's Association (DKF) rejoined the European Chiropractor's Union (ECU), it was decided to establish a European research institute, the European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE), and place it at the Nordic Institute for Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB) in Odense, Denmark.

 

The aim of the new research institute is to contribute to further development and strengthening of musculoskeletal research in Europe. Placing the research institute at NIKKB will undoubtedly contribute towards that goal because of the possible synergies between researchers at NIKKB and ECCRE.

 

ECCRE was formally founded in connection with the ECU Convention in May 2016 in Oslo, Norway. The stakeholders ECU and DKF have appointed a board for ECCRE, consisting of two representatives from DKF and two from ECU. DKF appointed Lone Kousgaard Jørgensen and Michael Christensen to the board, while Vasileios Gkolfinopoulos, President of ECU and Rishi Loatey, Treasurer of ECU, were appointed by ECU.

 

Strategy, Policy and Bylaws

The strategy, policy and bylaws of ECCRE are outlined in the documents Strategy and Policy (PDF) and ECCRE Bylaws (PDF) (click on the links to open and read the strategy, policy and bylaws)

 

Research grant

Once a year ECCRE invites researchers from the ECU member countries to apply for grants for musculoskeletal research. If you wish to apply for a grant, you can download the relevant forms following these links:

Grant application form (Word)

Budget application form (Excel)

 

The next deadline for applying for a grant from ECCRE is 1 February 2021. Click here to read more: Deadline ECCRE grant applications 2021. The completed application form, budget application form and appendicies must be submitted to eccre@nikkb.dk


Reporting forms:

Progress report (Word)
Final report (Word) 

ECCRE research prizes

ECCRE has three research prizes:

1. The ECCRE Research Award
2. The ECCRE Best Presented Research Award
3. The ECCRE Young Researcher of the Year Award

 
The three prizes and guidelines are presented here:
 
The ECCRE Research Award (EUR 7,500)
This prize cannot be applied for but will be assigned to an international research person or institution, which have done an outstanding and unique contribution to research within the chiropractic field in Europe. Any ECU member can nominate candidates for this prize.
 
The ECCRE board will decide to which candidate the prize should be assigned.
 
The ECCRE Best Presented Research Award (EUR 3,500 – financed by the ECU Convention budget)
This prize will be assigned to a researcher who has submitted an original abstract to the ECU conference at a given year. It will be with a focus on the presentation performance on research projects of an excellent quality.
 
The Advisory Academic Committee (AAC) will evaluate the original research abstracts and the presentation at the conference.
 
The ECCRE Young Researcher of the Year Award (EUR 2,000)
This prize will be assigned to a young researcher, who has submitted an abstract to the ECU conference at a given year. There will be a focus on a person, who is an early career researcher with a talent and a dedication to pursue a full-time research career within the chiropractic profession. The research should be of excellent quality.
 
Criteria to be named young:
• Not necessarily followed a formal research career, produced less than 10 peer reviewed articles
• Maximum 3 years after having been assigned the PhD degree (shall be documented)
• Has a goal of working as a full-time researcher
 
The AAC will evaluate the original research abstracts done by young researchers at the conference

General contact

To contact ECCRE, please use the postal adress or mail adress below:

 

ECCRE

c/o Nordisk Institut for Kiropraktik og Klinisk Biomekanik

Syddansk Universitet

Campusvej 55

5230 Odense M

Denmark

eccre@nikkb.dk

 


News

Deadline ECCRE grant applications 2021

The deadline for applying for a grant from ECCRE in 2021 is 1 February 2021.

 

If you want to apply for a grant, you can download the relevant forms following these links:

Grant application form

Budget application form

 

The completed application forms and appendices (preferably gathered in one pdf. document) must be submitted to eccre@nikkb.dk

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CARL II cohort announced
CARL II cohort announced
The Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership (CARL) is proud to announce its second cohort of CARL Fellows for 2020 – 2023. The CARL II Fellows are:
 
Sasha Aspinall - Australia (Murdoch University)
Aron Downie - Australia (Macquarie University)
Steen Harsted - Denmark (University of Southern Denmark)
Hazel Jenkins - Australia (Macquarie University)
Andrée-Anne Marchand - Canada (Ontario Tech University; University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières)
David McNaughton - Australia (Macquarie University)
Amy Miller - United Kingdom (Bournemouth University)
Casper Nim - Denmark (University of Southern Denmark)
Luana Nyirö - Switzerland (Balgrist University Hospital; University of Zurich)
Cecilie K. Øverås - Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology; University of…

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Remember to submit your application to ECCRE

Time flies and soon it’s deadline day for applications for a grant for your research project from ECCRE.

 

We do not want to miss your application, hence this reminder of the deadline, which is 3 February 2020.

 

If you want to apply for a grant, you can download the relevant forms following these links:

Deadline ECCRE grant applications 2020

 

The completed application forms and appendices must be submitted to eccre@nikkb.dk

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ECCRE awards prizes at ECU2020

Do you have an exciting abstract? Then it might be considered for an award from ECCRE. At the ECU conference in Utrecht in May 2020, ECCRE will hand out three awards to European researchers:


• ECCRE Best Presented Research Award (selected from nominations)
• ECCRE Second Best Presented Research Award (selected from submitted abstracts)
• ECCRE Young Researcher of the Year Award (selected from submitted abstracts)


The deadline for submitting abstracts for review is January 12, 2020.

 

Read more about the guidelines and deadlines for abstract submission here: https://convention.chiropractic-ecu.org/call-for-papers/

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Sharp criticism of information on treatment of back pain from The Back Letter

Revelations in an Australian study of the information on non-commercial websites about treatment of back pain has made tempers boil among researchers of MSK disease because the websites do not live up to expectations. The renowned newsletter The Back Letter recently levelled criticism at the institutions behind the websites for their contents.

 

Researchers from the University of Sydney have conducted a systematic review of the credibility, accuracy and comprehensiveness of Internet based information about the treatment of low back pain found on the freely available websites of trusted non-commercial English-speaking institutions.

 

The study revealed a low level of…

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