Scientific and Research Trust

The Scientific and Research Trust was founded in 1981 and restructured in 1987. It has provided funding for a wide range of research projects on physical disability since its inception. It has also contributed funds to the development of the country’s first Gait Laboratory and to the early development of micro-electronic and information technology in the CRC.


The trustees meet twice per year. The main functions of the trustees are to


  • Stimulate, coordinate and facilitate research activities throughout the Clinic
  • Cultivate research skills among Clinic staff
  • Develop and maintain sophisticated research skills in appropriate areas relevant to the needs of those served by the Clinic
  • Facilitate the translation of relevant research results into clinical practice
  • Facilitate co-operation with third level institutions in the areas of physical disability and rehabilitation
  • Assess projects submitted to the trust for funding or for ethics approval