NINDS expects the clinical research it funds to meet the highest standards of scientific rigor yet appreciates the burden that extensive data collection puts on investigators and study participants. Further, the Institute leadership recognizes that investigators independently identify data elements and forms for each study, many of which could be common across studies. As part of its effort to facilitate research of the highest quality yet streamline clinical trials data collection in neurological studies, NINDS initiated a Common Data Element (CDE) project.
The NINDS Common Data Element website serves as a repository and dissemination tool for all NINDS CDEs for Investigators to utilize for trials being planned, and ongoing research. The website assists NINDS clinical researchers by providing access to NINDS Common Data Elements (CDE), definitions, and sample data collection forms. See the Common Data Elements brochure. In addition to the general brochure on the CDE Project, please see the disease-specific investigator fact sheets for detailed information on Version 1.0 of the CDE recommendations for:
Last updated August 13, 2014