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Increasing value and reducing waste in stroke research

Berge, Eivind; Al-Shahi Salman, Rustam; van der Worp, H. Bart; Stapf, Christian; Sandercock, Peter; Sprigg, Nikola; Macleod, Malcolm R.; Kelly, Peter J.; Nederkoorn, Paul J.; Ford, Gary A.


Eivind Berge

Rustam Al-Shahi Salman

H. Bart van der Worp

Christian Stapf

Peter Sandercock

Nikola Sprigg

Malcolm R. Macleod

Peter J. Kelly

Paul J. Nederkoorn

Gary A. Ford


Stroke represents a major burden to patients and society, and resources spent on stroke research must be used efficiently and produce good value in terms of improvements in human health. However, there are many examples of poor value from stroke research funding, which result from the way in which stroke research has been chosen, designed, conducted, analysed, regulated, managed, disseminated, or reported. In a project including a survey and a symposium and involving stroke researchers in the European Stroke Organisation we have sought to identify sources of inefficiency and waste, recommended approaches to increase value, and highlighted examples of best practice in stroke research. Recent evidence suggests that progress has been made, but there is room for much improvement, and stroke researchers, funders and other stakeholders might consider our recommendations when planning new research.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 31, 2017
Journal Lancet Neurology
Print ISSN 1474-4422
Electronic ISSN 1474-4465
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 5
APA6 Citation Berge, E., Al-Shahi Salman, R., van der Worp, H. B., Stapf, C., Sandercock, P., Sprigg, N., …Ford, G. A. (2017). Increasing value and reducing waste in stroke research. Lancet Neurology, 16(5), doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(17)30078-9
Keywords Stroke research; prioritisation, design, conduct, analysis, regulation, management, accessibility, reporting, REWARD campaign;
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Additional Information Authors on behalf of ESO Trials Network Committee.


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