Increasing numbers of sub-studies for ACORN submitted and approved

We are pleased to update everyone that the ACORN PBRN continues to attract widespread interest from researchers and practitioners to explore specific questions around chiropractic care. We have now received expressions of interest from 9 sub-study teams involving collaborations from across Australia and overseas. The ACORN Steering Committee invites any interested parties to contact Distinguished […]

ACORN PBRN cohort profile paper published in the journal BMJ Open!

This paper published in BMJ Open presents the baseline data from this nationally-representative cohort sample outlining Australian chiropractors’ practitioner and practice characteristics and approaches to clinical management. Please find the full text at

Many sub-studies in train and approved

Three Sub-studies have now been approved and another 3 are in development. These sub-studies include partnership between researchers at RMIT, Macquarie University, and Murdoch University in collaboration with many other practitioners and researchers across Australia and overseas (Sweden, US, and Canada).

New ACORN publication in print!


This latest ACORN paper published in JMPT outlines the recruitment and promotion strategies developed by ACORN to recruit the widest coverage of any PBRN, of any health profession, anywhere in the world. Click here to read this latest ACORN paper:

ACORN Sub-study EOI call now open!

The ACORN Project is now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from any interested researchers who wish to recruit via the ACORN PBRN. EOI applicatinos for sub-studies are open to all researchers (both across Australia and internationally) who share the aims of the ACORN PBRN. The official ACORN EOI application is now avaialable via link under […]

ACORN achieves world-leading practitioner participation

We are pleased to announce that recruitment for both the ACORN PBRN and ACORN practitioner questionnaire have been beyond all expectation.   The ACORN PBRN has now recruited a total of 1680 chiropractors (36% of entire profession across Australia) – this is the largest coverage of any voluntary PBRN for any profession worldwide. This impressive ACORN PBRN cohort is […]

ACORN PBRN registered with AHRQ

The ACORN Study has received official registration and approval as a practice-based research network (PBRN) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the US – the world-leading institutional agency for PBRN scholarship. for more information about the AHRQ PBRN program go to