In a press release from August 29th, 2011, NIH will build a database that will help speed research of traumatic brain injury (TBI) to better its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This database is being built-in conjunction with the Department of Defense. The database will be called The Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) database and is designed to fast-forward the comparative research on the treatment and diagnosis of TBI. FITBIR will serve as an archive for new data, will allow valid comparison of results across all studies, and will link to current databases.
Matthew McAuliffe, PhD, co-director of the FITBIR database stated, “Uniform data makes it much easier to compare intervention results across a broad range of studies, providing innovative and unique insights that are not possible from a single study. This is part of a large effort by the government to make taxpayer-funded research more broadly available and usable.”
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