Why Research is important to Aspetar

High-level scientific research is of critical importance to Aspetar, as advancing scientific knowledge significantly improves clinical practice for the presenting athletes/patients. Emiri Decree Number 1 2008 requires Aspetar to conduct research (and education) programmes within sports medicine, orthopaedic surgery and sport sciences.

Inherent to this duty, is to improve the health and well-being of individuals participating in sport (both athlete and the general public). High-quality research supports Aspetar vision to be a ‘global leader in sports medicine and exercise science by 2020’. In 2014, Aspetar was officially recognised as an IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health.