About the National Institute of Chiropractic Research
NICR was founded in 1987 to establish and fund research and educational programs. Designed to investigate chiropractic clinical procedures and their underlying scientific principles, NICR and it's members demonstrate and document the efficacy of chiropractic techniques. Any findings may lead to the revision of hypotheses and procedures as necessary in accordance with information collected. We aim to preserve the philosophical and historical aspects of chiropractic.
Established by Dr. Arlan Fuhr, he was the recipient of the earliest known federal grant for chiropractic scientific research: $50,000 from the National Institutes of Health, Small Business Innovative Research Grants Program in 1985. The NICR was initially conceived to bolster the financing of scientific studies in chiropractic, but over the years its mission has broadened. It has granted over $675,000 for research, prizes for scholarly works, and donations to organizations with similar goals. Scholarly productivity of the NICR includes: 93 original papers (not including letters to the editor) published in peer-reviewed and scholarly periodicals; 10 book chapters, four books and 101 papers presented at many professional, scientific and history conferences as well as to Congressional committees.