Rodent models of epilepsy remain the cornerstone of research into the mechanisms underlying genetic epilepsy. Reproducibility of experiments using these rodent models, occurring across a diversity of laboratories and commercial vendors, remains an issue impacting the cost-effectiveness and scientific rigor of the studies performed. Here, we present two case report forms (CRFs) describing common data elements (CDE) for genetic rodent models, developed by the TASK3-WG1B Working Group of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)/American Epilepsy Society (AES) Joint Translational Task Force. The first CRF relates to genetic rodent models that have been engineered based on variants described in epilepsy patients. The second CRF encompasses both spontaneous and inbred rodent models. This companion piece describes the elements and discusses the important factors to consider before documenting each required element. These CRFs provide tools that allow investigators to more uniformly describe core experimental data on different genetic models across laboratories, with the aim of improving experimental reproducibility and thus translational impact of such studies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
- common data elements
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology