COCA Research Limited is a new way to support the funding of research relevant to chiropractic and osteopathic practice.
COCA Research Limited supports the chiropractic and osteopathic professions by promoting, encouraging and supporting research to advance knowledge and practice.
COCA Research Limited offers grants to both experienced and new researchers. All grant applications undergo a rigorous assessment process managed by the Grants Review Committee.
About COCA Research Limited
COCA Research Limited was established in 2010 as a company limited by guarantee. The Company was established to:
- Promote the prevention or the control of musculoskeletal disorders and related diseases in human beings;
- Promote the prevention or the control of diseases or disorders in human beings related to chiropractic or osteopathic practice;
- Provide education, training and fund relevant research in the use of chiropractic and osteopathy to prevent or control musculoskeletal disorders and related diseases in human beings;
- Fund research projects about how to detect, prevent or treat musculoskeletal disorders and related diseases in human beings;
- Engage in activities to raise community awareness of persons suffering from musculoskeletal disorders and related diseases in human beings
The financial statements of COCA Research Limited are reported separately in the annual report of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) and are not included in the College’s consolidated financial statements. COCA subsidises the administrative costs of COCA Research Limited to maximise the funds that can be directly allocated to research-related projects.
Conflict of Interest
The Board of COCA Research Limited is committed to high standards of ethical conduct and accordingly places great importance on making clear any existing or potential conflict of interest. A Conflict of Interest Policy has been developed which can viewed in full here: Conflict of Interest Policy
Donations to COCA Research Ltd benefit individual researchers and the chiropractic and osteopathic professions as a whole. Donations can be made:
- Online – click here to go to the online donation form: Donate
- With your annual COCA membership renewal
- With payments for professional development courses
- By contacting COCA personally to discuss bequests or one-off donations.
As a Registered Charitable Trust with the Australian Taxation Office all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Apply for a grant
COCA Research Ltd offers two types of grants:
1. PhD Scholarship
2. Small grants
For information on these grants click here.