Preface - Practical and theoretical considerations for performing a multi-center preclinical biomarker discovery study of post-traumatic epileptogenesis: lessons learned from the EpiBioS4Rx consortium
Asia Pitkanen, Terence J O'Brien, Richard Staba
Epilepsy Research | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019
The Epilepsy Bioinformatics Study for Antiepileptogenic Therapy (EpiBioS4Rx) is a NINDS funded Center-Without-Walls international study aimed at preventing epileptogenesis after traumatic brain injury (TBI). One objective of EpiBioS4Rx relates to preclinical biomarker discovery for post-traumatic epilepsy. In order to perform a statistically appropriately powered biomarker discovery study, EpiBioS4Rx has made a rigorous attempt to harmonize the preclinical procedures performed at the three EpiBioS4Rx centers, located in Finland, Australia, and the USA. Moreover, we have also performed a rigorous interim analysis of the success of procedural harmonization, which is reported in this virtual sp..View full abstract
Awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Centers without Walls
This work was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Centers without Walls [grant number U54 NS100064].