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Background to DORIS

DORIS was a Scottish initiative formed following the recognition that the promotion of evidence based stroke rehabilitation and future relevant high quality research would be improved with:
  • Easy access to up-to-date high quality evidence

  • Identification of priority areas for future stroke rehabilitation research

  • Shared knowledge of current stroke rehabilitation research

  • Networks and effective communication and collaboration between researchers and clinical staff with shared research questions and / or interests

  • Avoidance of duplication of effort between groups

DORIS aimed to bring together representatives from all relevant Scottish groups to design and manage a shared web-based information database, aimed at meeting the shared information needs of these groups.
The development of DORIS was funded by the Scottish Government's National Advisory Committee for Stroke, March 2009-February 2012. The DORIS website was officially launched in December 2011 and responsibility for the project was passed to the Cochrane Stroke Group in June 2013.
Due to the restructuring of Cochrane and the loss of infrastructure funding for Cochrane Stroke in March 2023, further updates to both the system and data are not currently possible.

NMAHP Research Unit
Cochrane Stroke
James Lind Alliance
DORIS People
chief scientist office Cochrane Stroke university of edinburgh university of glasgow nmahp-ru