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  • Common Data Elements Workshop

    The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), cosponsored a workshop titled, “Advancing Integrated Research in Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: Common Data Elements” with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, on 23 and 24 March, in Silver Spring, M d. The purpose was to assemble subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop recommendations for standardized definitions, variable sets, screening and assessment tools and procedures to advance the state of the science in psychological health (PH), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the overlap of those entities. It served as the culmination of more than three months of work by eight specific working groups that focused on demographics, biomarkers, TBI neuroimaging, outcome measures, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and operational stress. In all, 137 SMEs, representing 50 agencies (including ...
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