Harmonization in preclinical epilepsy research: A joint AES/ILAE translational initiative

Aristea S. Galanopoulou, Jacqueline A. French, Terence O'Brien, Michele Simonato

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Among the priority next steps outlined during the first translational epilepsy research workshop in London, United Kingdom (2012), jointly organized by the American Epilepsy Society (AES) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), are the harmonization of research practices used in preclinical studies and the development of infrastructure that facilitates multicenter preclinical studies. The AES/ILAE Translational Task Force of the ILAE has been pursuing initiatives that advance these goals. In this supplement, we present the first reports of the working groups of the Task Force that aim to improve practices of performing rodent video–electroencephalography (vEEG) studies in experimental controls, generate systematic reviews of preclinical research data, and develop preclinical common data elements (CDEs) for epilepsy research in animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
Issue numberS4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Common data elements
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsy
  • Preclinical research
  • Rodent
  • Systematic review

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