A new research platform led by the University of Cambridge, TBI-REPORTER, will bring together leading experts to enable better and more coordinated research into traumatic brain injury. It is hoped that this will result in more people receiving appropriate treatment due to better forecasting of how a particular injury is likely to impact a patient with TBI.

The platform will focus on research into populations previously underserved, including unhoused people, prisoners and those who have experienced domestic violence. 

Collaborating for better outcomes

TBI-REPORTER, standing for UK-TBI REpository and data PORTal Enabling discoveRy, is a new initiative supported by key UK health and research organisations, including the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NICE), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Ministry of Defence (MOD), and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The brain injury research platform will bring together data from existing research into brain injury and work closely with the UK Biobank and Dementias Platform UK to coordinate new investigations with the aim of accelerating our understanding of traumatic brain injury, commonly known as TBI. 

TBI-REPORTER is also developing a network of hospitals and other institutions specialising in neuroscience, all prepared to explore new methods of diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injuries.

Head of the Division of Anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge and Project lead Professor David Menon, said:

“It is a privilege to lead this ambitious platform, which brings together a breadth of experts and draws on the lived experience of TBI survivors and their families, to improve care of traumatic brain injury. We also believe that our work, in combination with that of international partners, will re-energise drug development in TBI and deliver new treatments for patients.”

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