Leadership and capacity building in chiropractic research: report from the first CARL cohort

Jan Hartvigsen*, Greg Kawchuk, Alexander Breen, Diana De Carvalho, Andreas Eklund, Matthew Fernandez, Martha Funabashi, Michelle M. Holmes, Melker S. Johansson, Katie de Luca, Craig Moore, Isabelle Pagé, Katherine A. Pohlman, Michael S. Swain, Arnold Y.L. Wong, Jon Adams


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The Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership (CARL) was formed in 2016 in response to a need for a global network of early career researchers and leaders in the chiropractic profession. Thirteen fellows were accepted competitively and have since worked together at residentials and virtually on many research and leadership projects. In 2020, the CARL program ended for this first cohort, and it is now timely to take stock and reflect on the achievements and benefits of the program. In this paper we present the structure of CARL, the scientific and leadership outputs as well as the personal value of CARL for the participating fellows. As a result of the success of the first CARL cohort, organizations from Europe, North America, and Australia have supported a second cohort of 14 CARL fellows, who were competitively accepted into the program in early 2020.

TidsskriftChiropractic & Manual Therapies
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 22. feb. 2021

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Funding Information:
Funding for the CARL networks has been provided by: European Center for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE), World federation of Chiropractic, Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Canadian Chiropractors Association, University of Technology Sydney, University of Southern Denmark, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors, Vancouver Foundation, Australian Chiropractors Association, Chiropractic Research Council (UK), Parker University, Clinical Compass, North Dakota Chiropractic Association, Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance, American Chiropractic Association.


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