Funded in 2014 by U.S. Department of Defense to Stanford University, with subcontract to Brain Trauma Foundation
What is it?
A Brain Trauma Foundation, Stanford University, Oregon Health and Sciences University, and Portland State University consortium that aims to develop an evidence-based classification for the spectrum of traumatic brain injury, and to model post-TBI trajectories and outcomes. Core objectives are:
- To maximize the utility of scientific efforts to-date that address the epidemic of concussion and brain trauma, for the purpose of deriving a clinically useful classification system, and evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and outcomes.
- To create a consortium among the neurotrauma community that will inspire a commitment to the principles of evidence-based medicine in the design and conduct of brain trauma research.
- To establish an Evidence-based Clinical Research Coordinating and Training Center (CTC), integrating “best practice” fundamentals of clinical research with those of evidence-based medicine, which will have the capability to coordinate the next generation of studies required to answer key questions about brain trauma epidemiology, physiology, natural history, treatment, and outcomes.
- To continue updating the Brain Trauma Foundation traumatic brain injury guidelines.
- Develop a framework for classification of TBI
- Living guidelines updates for severe TBI
- Advise studies on best evidence-based design