European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE)

ECCRE is a European research centre established through a co-operation between the European Chiropractors' Union (ECU), the Danish Chiropractic Association (DKF) and the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB)


The ECCRE is to become a European leader in facilitating research of relevance to the chiropractic profession and patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

The ECCRE is to establish an evidence-based foundation for the development of chiropractic principles and practice in the European Countries.

The ECCRE board held a board meeting before the WFC/ECU Congress EPIC2019 in Berlin, where they decided to award research funds to five research projects in 2019, based on recommendations from the ECCRE Academic Advisory board.


After a thorough evaluation of the received applications, the ECCRE board decided to award funding to five projects in 2019. The projects, which will receive full or part funding from ECCRE are:


Relationship between physical activity, low back pain and cognitive impairment. A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of data from the Danish Twins Registry – lead researcher Damian Bailey: EUR 18,805


CARL the second – lead researcher Jan Hartvigsen: EUR 51,650


Phenotyping low back pain - a prospective observational pilot study – Lead researcher Petra Schweinhardt: EUR 56,934


Growing pains in Danish children: A quantitative and qualitative description – lead researcher Sara Thunøe Jensen: EUR 107,950


Spinal manipulative therapy for acute low-back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis – lead researcher Sidney Rubinstein: EUR 20,155


The total amount awarded in 2019 is EUR 255,494.


The next opportunity to apply for funding from ECCRE is in 2020. The deadline for applications will be announced here on the ECCRE website later