A companion to the preclinical common data elements for rodent genetic epilepsy models. A report of the TASK3-WG1B: Paediatric and genetic models working group of the ILAE/AES joint translational TASK force

Massimo Mantegazza, Stėphane Auvin, Melissa Barker-Haliski, Anna Maria Katsarou, Hana Kubova, Aristea S. Galanopoulou, Bridgette Semple, Christopher A. Reid

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
JournalEpilepsia Open
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • common data elements
  • epilepsy
  • genetics
  • model
  • preclinical
  • rodent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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