When the Danish Chiropractor's Association (DKF) rejoined the European Chiropractor's Union (ECU), it was decided to establish a European research institute, the European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE), and place it at the Nordic Institute for Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB) in Odense, Denmark.
The aim of the new research institute is to contribute to further development and strengthening of musculoskeletal research in Europe. Placing the research institute at NIKKB will undoubtedly contribute towards that goal because of the possible synergies between researchers at NIKKB and ECCRE.
ECCRE was formally founded in connection with the ECU Convention in May 2016 in Oslo, Norway. The stakeholders ECU and DKF have appointed a board for ECCRE, consisting of two representatives from DKF and two from ECU. DKF appointed Lone Kousgaard Jørgensen and Michael Christensen to the board, while Øystein Ogre, Chairman of ECU and Vasileios Gkolfinopoulos, Treasurer of ECU, were appointed by ECU.
Strategy, Policy and Bylaws
The strategy, policy and bylaws of ECCRE are outlined in the documents Strategy and Policy (PDF) and ECCRE Bylaws (PDF) (click on the links to open and read the strategy, policy and bylaws)
Once a year ECCRE invites researchers from the ECU member countries to apply for grants for musculoskeletal research. If you wish to apply for a grant, you can download the relevant forms following these links:
Grant application form (Word)
Budget application form (Excel)
The deadline for applying for a grant from ECCRE will be annnounced in the NEWS section below and in the ECCRE calendar above. The completed application form, budget application form and appendicies must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Progress report (Word)
Final report (Word)
To contact ECCRE, please use the postal adress or mail adress below:
c/o Nordisk Institut for Kiropraktik og Klinisk Biomekanik
5230 Odense M