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Towards 2022, NIKKB research will focus on developing customised treatment for the individual patient, research into how we can implement new knowledge in daily practice and understand the lifelong trajectory of musculoskeletal disease.



The Research Unit at NIKKB has formulated a strategy outlining the institute's research priorities for the period 2018-2022.

Download it here

The Chiropractic low back pain Cohort (ChiCo) is a large cohort of patients seeking care for LBP from primary care chiropractors in Denmark.


We invite researchers interested in asking relevant questions from the ChiCo data to collaborate with us on projects based on the cohort.


The Data Application Form and a bilingual variable list is available below. Before you apply please note:

  • There is a fee of 2,500 Euro for using the data.
  • Normally it is expected that external projects are conducted in collaboration with a member of the steering committee.
  • A number of subprojects have been outlined already. We advise you to start by filling in section 1.1–1.6 of the application form for the committee to be able to assess your project.


If you have any questions, please contact research assistant Orla Lund Nielsen




Data Application Form


ChiCo Variable List


The Danish Chiropractic Low Back Pain Cohort (ChiCo): Description and Summary of an Available Data Source for Research Collaborations.