Spinal cord injury will be cured…
…but we are not there yet. We use all funds we receive in a targeted way aiming for human application, for people living with SCI
How do we guarantee scientific rigour?
Our professional selection process below ensures that the projects we fund are in line with our strategy and scientifically rigorous
Where does your money go?
Below you can see the details of the spinal cord injury research studies we have supported so far.
How we select spinal cord injury research projects for funding
Step 1: pre-selection
A project proposal is pre-selected by endParalysis (EP) board if:
- the project fits the foundation’s three selection criteria (1. Applicable to chronic spinal cord injury, 2. Mainly biological, 3. Offering a potential to go to the clinic).
- the proposed therapy appears to be in line with endParalysis key research directions and targeted portfolio of treatments
Step 2: scientific review
The proposal is carefully reviewed & assessed by scientists:
- either endParalysis scientific advisory committee, or
- the scientific advisory committee of a partner organisation (to avoid conflict of interest), or
- a number of selected expert scientists (to guarantee a very specific expertise needed for a given project)
Step 3: final validation
The final validation occurs as per the following steps:
- EP board compiles the scientific reviews
- They address the questions raised by the reviewers with the researcher’s lab
- Once all important remarks can be dismissed through clarification, and IF the majority of final scientific assessments do recommend to fund, EP board validates the proposal.