Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Stroke trial wins data-sharing prize!

Nov 2017: The data from stroke trial IST-1 have won a prize for the most accessed data on Edinburgh DataShare.

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Data from the International Stroke Trial-1 (IST-1) were made publicly available on Edinburgh DataShare some years ago. They have now been accessed 10,131 times - earning an accolade for the most viewed/downloaded data on this platform.

The high level of interest is testament to the hard work (and public funds ) invested to recruit, randomise and follow-up 19,435 patients with acute stroke from 37 countries.

This has created a resource for the  ‘public good’ that continues to be of value 20 years after the trial was completed, and underlines the potential benefits of data sharing.

Related links

 

Edinburgh DataShare

Brain vascular disease, including stroke, research at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

CCBS Data Access and Governance Committee webpage (EASE protected)