The Common Data Elements were initially developed by the Working Group 'Demographics and Clinical Assessment' as part of the interagency initiative towards 'an integrated approach to Research in Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury'. (NIH-NINDS; The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; the department of Veterans Affairs; the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and the Defense Centers of Excellence). The development of CDEs was further supported by a supplemental grant from NIH-NINDS (NS 042691).
International input has been incorporated in this version.
Refining and validation of Common Data Elements is a continuing proces. Any kind of feedback or comments are very welcome and will be highly appreciated.
Andrew I.R. Maas
Last update: 11th January 2011