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Newsletter No. 1
April 2016

Hello!

REhabilitation and recovery of peopLE with Aphasia after StrokE (RELEASE) is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded project developed within the Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists that aims to explore the contribution that individual characteristics (including stroke and aphasia profiles) and intervention components make to the natural history of recovery and rehabilitation of people with aphasia following stroke.

Over the next two years, we will be conducting secondary data analyses of pooled, anonymised individual patient data from aphasia research studies to inform our future research activities.

So far, over 3000 individual participants' data have been contributed, secured or committed for inclusion in our analyses. Do you have aphasia data on more than 10 people? Do you have their time since aphasia onset and a measure of their language impairment? If so, and you are interested in joining our collaboration find out more here.

We will be publishing a brief update on our progress every few months. If you ever find that you would prefer not to hear from us, simply click 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of any email, but we hope you will stay involved and share our news with colleagues who may be interested. 

Best wishes,
The RELEASE Team

RELEASE collaborators from across Europe joined us in February to guide early progress and meet our newest staff members,  Dr Louise Williams, our Research Fellow and Kathryn VandenBerg, our Data Co-ordinator.

Despite being only a few weeks into the start of the RELEASE project, researchers from 12 countries have contributed datasets and from the interest shown in Tampere this number looks set to grow quickly.
We invite participating aphasia researchers to submit their datasets as soon as possible to enable us to prepare them for statistical analysis. If you are interested in joining the project, Louise and Kathryn can answer any questions you have and help with data management.Your datasets can be uploaded quickly and easily through the CATs website or just click below.
Click here to upload datasets to RELEASE
UPDATES FOR MEMBERS OF THE RELEASE COLLABORATION

COLLABORATION POSTER 
The RELEASE poster presented in Tampere has been forwarded to all collaborators. If you are using the poster please send details of the conference or presentation to RELEASE@gcu.ac.uk 
We would love to see your photos of the event!
The first draft protocol has been prepared and emailed to the group.
 Thank you for your comments.
For our growing list of collaborators click here   
RELEASE is funded by the National Institute for Health Research's HS&DR Programme. 
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