Editorial in BJSM: The mission of ReFORM
Martens G, Edouard P, Tscholl P, et alDocument, create and translate knowledge: the mission of ReFORM, the Francophone IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete HealthBritish Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 12 November 2020. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103087
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has supported athletes’ health protection by funding research centres dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries and illnesses. After establishing four centres in 2009, the IOC research centres network expanded to 9 institutions in 2014 and the 2019 round recognised 11 centres. In this editorial, the mission of ReFORM—an international French-speaking network of five institutions is discussed along with the focus areas, expertise and what makes ReFORM unique.