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The Drake Foundation launches the Concussion Database

The Drake Foundation today announced the launch of the Concussion Database (https://concussiondatabase.com), a free educational resource aiming to accelerate understanding and management of concussion in sport.

The Concussion Database brings together four streams of expertly curated information relating to concussions, including:

  • Literature Module. This comprehensive index of peer-reviewed papers is easily accessible through a powerful advanced search function and cross-referencing features.
  • Assessment Module. Indexing the various assessments available for concussion, this module is cross-linked with relevant literature to allow access to the latest research on each technique.
  • Tech Module. A catalogue of current developments in technologies for concussion diagnosis, prevention and injury surveillance.
  • Conferences Calendar. Details of upcoming conferences and meetings targeted to the concussion field.

At present, the Concussion Database contains over 10,000 articles and The Drake Foundation plans to index 5000 more over the next 6 months. In addition, the team behind the Concussion Database are producing a monthly newsletter, putting the latest research and developments into context, providing accessible information for clinicians, other health professionals and interested parties.

Registration to the Concussion Database is free of charge and available at https://concussiondatabase.com. Keep up-to-date with the latest from the Concussion Database by following @concussiondatab on Twitter.

The Drake Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation committed to improving evidence-based measures for the understanding of concussion injuries in sport. Our partnership approach brings together sporting and academic thought leaders to devise research which will ultimately improve sport safety. Our primary objective is to further the evidence base behind sporting guidelines, so that any potential risk to participants can be reduced through improved safety measures and awareness.

In 2015 The Drake Foundation launched the first international open access journal to focus entirely on concussion research and management. Published by Future Science Group, articles from the journal can be read for free at https://www.futuremedicine.com/loi/cnc.

The Drake Foundation is currently seeking partnership for future development and maintenance of the Concussion Database. For sponsorship and advertising opportunities please contact [email protected].