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The Collaborative Spine Research Foundation is committed to its mission of advancing the science and practice of the highest quality spine care through the collaborative funding and support of clinical research. Below are some commonly asked questions about Collaborative Spine. We encourage dialogue from all those interested in improving spine care — if you have a question, please send it to us at contactus@csrfoundation.net.

Q: Will the Collaborative Spine Research Foundation fund research in the basic sciences related to spine disease?

A: No. Collaborative Spine will only fund clinical research studies.

Q: Why does support for Collaborative Spine need to flow through Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)?

A: For accounting and legal purposes, the NREF and OREF, which are both 501 (c)(3) organizations with substantial assets, must receive contributions and be parties in and any contractual agreements, including philanthropic and grant support agreements.

Q: What assurance do supporters of Collaborative Spine have that their funds will go to this program and not to other spine grant programs?

A: The designation of funds is slated specifically for the Collaborative Spine Research Foundation’s grant administration, with all funding overseen by this group. All funds earmarked for Collaborative Spine’s clinical research will only be used for this purpose.