The National SCIMS Database has been in existence since 1973 and captures data from an estimated
6% of new SCI cases in the U.S. Since its inception, 31 federally funded SCI Model Systems have contributed data to the National SCIMS Database.
As of August 25, 2023 the database contained information on 36,993 persons who sustained traumatic spinal cord injuries.
To assure comparability of data acquired by personnel in various centers, rigid scientific criteria have been established for the collection,
management and analysis of information entered into the database. National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center staff has also developed quality
control procedures that further enhance the reliability and validity of the database.
What Is The National SCIMS Database - 2022
Using National SCIMS Database - 2023
Definition and Eligibility
Public De-Identified Data
Updated Feb 2023
Approved Data Access Requests
Updated Oct 2023
Data Collection Forms
SCIMS Data Collection Forms 2021-2026
SCIMS Data Collection Forms 2016-2021
SCIMS Data Collection Forms 2011-2016
SCIMS Data Collection Forms 2006-2011
SCIMS Data Collection Forms 2000-2006
Data Dictionary 2021 - 2026
Data Dictionary 2016 - 2021
Data Dictionary 2011 - 2016
Data Dictionary 2000 - 2006
The DeVivo Mentored Research Award
The DeVivo Mentored Research Award, sponsored and administered by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC),
is a one-year $3,000 research award for trainees who are interested in conducting a research project using data from the Spinal
Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) National Database.