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Chiropractic Australia is an organisation that supports evidence-based practice and as such is a strong advocate for high quality research.

Through our related research fund, Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation (formerly COCA Research Ltd), we are able to fund research projects and chiropractic related PhD scholarships which directly support the chiropractic profession as well as related health care professions.

Our research goal is to continually develop and improve best practice methods and skills which will ultimately lead to better community health through quality care and also strengthen chiropractic’s inter-professional relationships and integration into the broader health care community. By becoming a member of Chiropractic Australia you promote these objectives.

Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation (formerly COCA Research Limited) is a way to support the funding of research relevant to chiropractic and osteopathic practice.

Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation supports the chiropractic and osteopathic professions by promoting, encouraging and supporting research to advance knowledge and practice.

Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation offers grants to both experienced and new researchers. All grant applications undergo a rigorous assessment process managed by the Grants Review Committee.

Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation (formerly COCA Research Limited) was established in 2010 as a company limited by guarantee. The Company was established to:

  • Promote the prevention or the control of musculoskeletal disorders and related diseases in human beings;
  • Promote the prevention or the control of diseases or disorders in human beings related to chiropractic or osteopathic practice;
  • Provide education, training and fund relevant research in the use of chiropractic and osteopathy to prevent or control musculoskeletal disorders and related diseases in human beings;
  • Fund research projects about how to detect, prevent or treat musculoskeletal disorders and related diseases in human beings;
  • Engage in activities to raise community awareness of persons suffering from musculoskeletal disorders and related diseases in human beings

The financial statements of Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation are reported separately from the annual report of Chiropractic Australia and are not included in the consolidated financial statements. Chiropractic Australia subsidises the administrative costs of Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation to maximise the funds that can be directly allocated to research-related projects.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The Board of Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation (formerly COCA Research Limited) is committed to high standards of ethical conduct and accordingly places great importance on making clear any existing or potential conflict of interest. A Conflict of Interest Policy has been developed which can viewed in full here: Conflict of Interest Policy