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Global Research Platform

Global Research Platform

Providing access to a robust source of data on individuals with SCI creates the foundation for high-powered clinical trials and the potential to validate best practices. Such datasets become increasingly useful as more individual patients are included, and their progress monitored over time as they pass through the health care continuum from acute to community-based care. To help support this, RHI has developed a powerful web-based tool – the Global Research Platform.

What is the Global Research Platform?

A simple turn-key solution for electronic data collection, the Global Research Platform (GRP) is a secure, web-based data collection and data warehousing platform that makes the technology component easy, while increasing the quality of data collected.

As a Rick Hansen Institute innovation, GRP is designed to help accelerate research by providing an easy, flexible platform to help researchers run studies with a minimum of effort and funding. In production since 2011, GRP runs in more than 20 multi-site studies, national registries, quality improvement studies and international studies and currently includes more than 5,000 individual study participants.

International collaborations are underway with research groups in the United States, Europe, Australia, China, Israel, New Zealand and others. GRP has flexibility, usability, scalability and high security.

Learn more at www.rhigrp.net

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The Rick Hansen Institute is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization committed to accelerating the translation of discoveries and best practices into improved treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.

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FEATURE REPORTS

Praxis2016 Logo tagline RGBPraxis 2016 Conference Report

Praxis 2016, hosted by RHI in Vancouver, Canada from April 25-27, 2016, assembled leaders and stakeholders in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) for a landmark conference to develop practical solutions for overcoming challenges to translating research into improved outcomes for people living with SCI.

This detailed report captures the presentations and discussions of the three-day international conference, including highlighted recommendations from participants, as well as an update on next steps for the Post-Praxis Executive Committee. View the report here.

FEATURE STORIES


Pressure ulcer team

Spine team puts pressure on ulcer care

The Rick Hansen Institute is proud to support a Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) study to evaluate the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Initiative. This VCH article, originally published on their website, speaks to the multidisciplinary approach to addressing pressure ulcers in individuals who have sustained an acute spinal cord injury (SCI). More >
Author: Rennie Brown; Communications & Public Affairs, VCH.


 

OUR  PROGRAMS

Cure

 

Cure

Generating knowledge and establishing treatments that will lead to cures for paralysis after SCI

Care

 

Care

Establishing best practices to optimize and standardize care

Commercialization

 

Commercialization

Facilitating increased investment in innovative technologies

Consumer

 

Consumer

Engaging people with SCI, improving awareness and enhancing opportunities