STROKOG Membership Criteria

CHeBA Consortia - STROKOG
STROKOG is a consortium of longitudinal studies of cognitive disorders following stroke, TIA or small vessel disease. Developed under the auspices of VASCOG (Society for the Study of Vascular Cognitive and Behavioural Disorders), it is the first international effort to harmonise work on post-stroke dementia.

The membership criteria for STROKOG have been revised in 2023. Studies with the following features are invited to participate:

  • Studies of stroke, TIA, or high vascular risk patients with cognitive decline or impairment as primary or secondary outcomes (i.e., cognitive assessments were conducted, even if brief); or
  • Intervention studies with the objective of reducing the impact of CVD, with cognition as primary or secondary outcome.

Membership will be officially ratified by study leaders signing a memorandum of understanding that entails willingness to:

  • Willing to share data (on a per-project basis) at either the level of individuals or in summary form, and/or provide the results of in-house analyses performed using STROKOG protocols (although members are not obliged to share data until they are ready),
  • Willing to share images with collaborators, within legislative and ethical constraints of the study,
  • Willing to contribute intellectually to meet the objectives of STROKOG,
  • Committed to the ethical principles of the consortium, and
  • Willing to contribute to the training and mentorship of junior researcher within their own groups or in STROKOG generally.
  • The willingness to share biospecimens collected by the studies for research purposes is an option that may be considered.

Interested parties please contact the STROKOG Coordinator, Jessica Lo, about joining STROKOG.