Find a clinical trial that fits your spinal cord injury
The SCI Trials Finder matches people with spinal cord injuries and clinical trials. It helps people to easily locate, understand and participate in clinical trials that fit their situation.

Trials carefully curated by experienced clinical investigators

Written in common language

Instant notifications about new trials without registration

Seamless contact to trial locations through a secure form

A guide to taking part in a clinical study

This brochure provides an overview of the clinical trial process for people living with spinal cord injury (SCI), their family, friends, and health care professionals.

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The team behind SCI Trials Finder

Jane Hsieh, Msc

Wings for Life

Lisa Beck, APRN, MS

Mayo Clinic

Andy Blight, PhD

Acorda Therapeutics (ret.)

Kris Cowley, PhD

University of Manitoba

Anne M Bryden, PhD


Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD

Kessler Foundation

Linda Jones, PT, PhD

Thomas Jefferson University

Dan Lammertse, MD

Craig Hospital (ret.)

Kent C New, MD, PhD

Ascension St. Vincent's Neurosurgery

Andrew Park, MD

Craig Hospital

Sam Maddox

SCI Science Reporter

Paulina S Scheuren, PhD

International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries

Melina Giagiozis, MSc

Balgrist University Hospital

Acknowledgement of past ECC members

The Expert Curation Committee would like to acknowledge the contributions of past members:

John Steeves (ICORD, ret.), Jamie Borisoff (ICORD), Robin Lütolf (Balgrist), Rachel Cowan (UA) and Thomas Egger (Balgrist)

Our History

The SCI Trial Finder extends work that Dr. Daniel Lammertse began in the 1980s. As medical director for Craig Hospital in Denver, Lammertse offered all patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) a monthly lecture on research. Those lectures were later supplemented by charts listing all SCI trials registered on, the world’s largest clinical trial registry.

Dr. Dan Lammertse


In 2006, Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor (SCOPE) was created to develop clinical trials, validate therapies and improve SCI medicine. SCOPE adapted Dr. Lammertse’s clinical trial charts to an online format.

Moving forward

In recent years, as the volume of trials increased, the need arose for a more user-friendly website to bring clinical trial information to patients, clinicians and researchers. Several entities joined in on the task of developing the website including ASIA, Craig H. Neilson Foundation, Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, International foundation for Research in Paraplegia, International Spinal Research Trust, Praxis and Wings for Life.

Dr. Lammertse and a team of SCI experts voluntarily curated dozens of SCI-related studies to create the SCI Trials Finder. We thank Dr. Lammertse for his tireless commitment to the SCI community.

Our Sponsors

Wings for Life

Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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ASIA – American Spinal Injury Association

The American Spinal Injury Association is hosting the SCI Trials Finder. ASIA’s vision is to be the premier Americas organization in the field of Spinal Cord Injury care, education, and research.

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SCOPE is the Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor. Its mission is to enhance the development of clinical trial and clinical practice protocols that will accurately validate therapeutic interventions for spinal cord injury (SCI) leading to the adoption of improved best practice.

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