National TBI Research
ONF is proud to be a lead partner with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA) in the largest funding activity dedicated to Traumatic Brain Injury ever in Canada.
In this partnership, among other research, ONF has co-funded the following studies:
- Predicting and Preventing Post‐Concussive Problems in Pediatrics (5P Study) (Led by Principal Investigator Dr. Roger Zemek at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)
- Canadian TBI Research Consortium (Led by Drs. James Hutchison and Alexis Turgeon)
InTBIR (International Initiative for TBI Research)
These studies are a part of a global initiative known as InTBIR, led by the National Institutes of Health in the United States (NIH), the European Commission (EC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - INMHA; representing ONF and the other Canadian partners.
The goal of InTBIR is to coordinate and harmonise clinical research activities across the full spectrum of TBI, with the long-term goal of improving outcomes and lessening the global burden of TBI by 2020.
Funding for all the projects under InTBIR totals almost $100-million. An InTBIR meeting is scheduled for October 2016 in Washington, D.C. As a partner ONF will be participating in the meeting. ONF is considering the scope of future InTBIR project support.