A companion to the preclinical common data elements and case report forms for rodent EEG studies. A report of the TASK3 EEG Working Group of the ILAE/AES Joint Translational Task Force

Tomonori Ono, Joost Wagenaar, Filippo S. Giorgi, Petr Fabera, Ryosuke Hanaya, John Jefferys, Jason T. Moyer, Lauren C. Harte-Hargrove, Aristea S. Galanopoulou

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Electroencephalography (EEG) is commonly used in epilepsy and neuroscience research to study brain activity. The principles of EEG recording such as signal acquisition, digitization, and conditioning share similarities between animal and clinical EEG systems. In contrast, preclinical EEG studies demonstrate more variability and diversity than clinical studies in the types and locations of EEG electrodes, methods of data analysis, and scoring of EEG patterns and associated behaviors. The TASK3 EEG working group of the International League Against Epilepsy/American Epilepsy Society (ILAE/AES) Joint Translational Task Force has developed a set of preclinical common data elements (CDEs) and case report forms (CRFs) for recording, analysis, and scoring of animal EEG studies. This companion document accompanies the first set of proposed preclinical EEG CRFs and is intended to clarify the CDEs included in these worksheets. We provide 7 CRF and accompanying CDE modules for use by the research community, covering video acquisition, electrode information, experimental scheduling, and scoring of EEG activity. For ease of use, all data elements and input ranges are defined in supporting Excel charts (Appendix S1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-103
Number of pages14
JournalEpilepsia Open
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018



  • Case report form
  • Common data elements
  • EEG
  • Epilepsy
  • Guidelines
  • Preclinical research
  • Rodent model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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