The register enables measurement of spinal cord injury incidence, study of circumstances and mechanisms. Data on first and subsequent admissions, from 1 July 1995, to any of the seven specialised spinal units in Australia are being registered prospectively.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 1995 to 30 June 2015

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • Publications
  • Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope

The ASCIR is an opt-in national register of incident cases of spinal cord injury which occur in Australia and overseas to Australian residents if they are treated in a spinal unit in Australia. Currently, 7 spinal units, all based in public hospitals, contribute data. 


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Not currently available

External links and information

Spinal cord injury, Australia 2014–15


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