Focus on Epilepsy Research

The epilepsies are a set of disorders characterized by recurring seizures, or disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. Epilepsy affects people of all ages, from infants to the aged, and can result from many causes, including genetic variations, illness, head injury, or abnormal brain development. NIH/NINDS and its community-based research partners are dedicated to finding cures for the epilepsies and/or preventing epilepsy in individuals at risk for seizures.


Tools & Resources

PANAChE Database - This resource contains public and non-confidential chemical structures and biological data for compounds which have been screened for efficacy and toxicity in animal models of epilepsy and related seizure disorders as part of the Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP)

Epilepsy Common Data Elements

ICARE: Interagency Collaborative to Advance Research in Epilepsy

Resources in Epilepsy Research

The Epilepsy Research Connection (ERC)

Epilepsy Organizations

Planning Efforts

Benchmarks for Epilepsy Research

Meetings & Workshops

International Conference on Epilepsy and Treatment, Monday, September 21, 2015

31st International Epilepsy Congress, Saturday, September 5, 2015

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding (IOM, March 2012)

Workshop Summaries and Related Publications

Curing the Epilepsies: The Promise of Research

Archived Publications