|Neuroimaging is one of many tools used to investigate TBI.|
NINDS supports research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) to advance knowledge on mechanisms of injury and recovery, and to develop better diagnostic tools and more effective treatments. This website provides information on NINDS activities, opportunities and resources for TBI research.
To receive regular updates on funding announcements and other opportunities, please join the NINDS TBI Research Listserv.
NIH RePORTER, an online reporting tool, allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded TBI research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding. Please visit NINDS TBI for more general information.
Common Data Elements
Common Data Elements enable clinical investigators to systemically collect, analyze and share data across the research community.
NINDS has developed common data elements for TBI.
FITBIR Informatics System
The Federal Interagency TBI Research (FITBIR) Informatics System is a platform, developed by the NIH and the Department of Defense, which allows data sharing across the entire TBI community.
Sharing data, associated tools and methodologies accelerates research progress by allowing re-analysis of data, as well as re-aggregation, integration and rigorous comparison with other data, tools and methods.
|NINDS Office of Clinical Research|
NINDS supports clinical research and clinical trials to advance the understanding and treatment of TBI.
Recent NINDS-sponsored clinical trials in TBI include:
The Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network engages clinicians and providers at the front lines of emergency care to conduct multicenter clinical trials focused on improving outcomes in patients with TBI and acute neurological injuries.
To learn more about these trials and others, please search ClinicalTrials.gov .
|NINDS Office of Translational Research|
NINDS Translational Program focuses on preclinical development and testing of novel therapeutics and devices.
Examples of TBI projects funded under this cooperative program include:
NINDS gathers leading national and international TBI researchers and clinicians to discuss developments, issues and future direction of TBI research and care.
NINDS sponsored workshops include:
Sports Health Research Program
Collaborative Research on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Delayed Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury: Neuropathology and Neuroimaging Correlation (U01)
The NIH received more than 170 applications in response to the April/May call for applications to study the delayed effects of physical trauma to the brain and sports-related brain and spinal cord injury. The applications have gone through a preliminary stage of assignment to six NIH Institutes that will provide programmatic support for the grants. Over the next six weeks, a panel of non-government experts will review the applications for scientific and technical merit. Following this, the highest rated applications will be submitted to the Institute Councils where they will be reviewed for significance to the program’s goals and objectives.
The International Initiative for TBI Research (InTBIR) is a collaborative effort of the NIH, the European Commission and the Canadian Institutes of Health to advance clinical TBI research, treatment and care.
Last Modified November 13, 2013