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A new collaborative research project on cultural and social aspects of epilepsy: the “International Research in Epilepsy (IR-Epil) Consortium” Volume 24, issue 3, June 2022

1 Epilepsy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran; Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2 Department of Neurology, Christian-Doppler University Hospital, Paracelsus Medical University, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Member of the European Reference network EpiCARE, 5020 Salzburg, Austria;, Neuroscience Institute, Christian-Doppler University Hospital, Paracelsus Medical University, 5020 Salzburg, Austria; Paracelsus Medical University, 5020 Salzburg, Austria; Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment, UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall
in Tirol, Austria; Karl Landsteiner Institute for Neurorehabilitation and Space Neurology, Salzburg, Austria
3 Department of Neurology, Hospital of Merano (SABES-ASDAA), Merano-Meran, Italy
* Correspondence: Ali A. Asadi-Pooya

To the Editor,Global collaborations in medical research provide novel and highly efficient ways to plan, perform, and disseminate medical research. Examples of such collaborations in epileptology include EpiCARE1, the ENIGMA-epilepsy project2, and the Epilepsy Genetics (EPIGEN) Consortium [1]. The existing international collaborative studies on the cultural and social issues in epilepsy have been very useful in advancing our understanding of this complex disorder in a more comprehensive way, adopting [...]