van Vliet EA, Hildebrand MS, Mills JD, Brennan GP, Eid T, Masino SA, Whittemore V, Bindila L, Wang KK, Patel M, Perucca P, Reid CA.
The International League Against Epilepsy/American Epilepsy Society (ILAE/AES) Joint Translational Task Force established the TASK3 working groups to create common data elements (CDEs) for various preclinical epilepsy research disciplines. The aim of the CDEs is to improve the standardization of experimental designs across a range of epilepsy research-related methods. Here, we have generated CDE tables with key parameters and case report forms (CRFs) containing the essential contents of the study protocols for genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics in rodent models of epilepsy, with a specific focus on adult rats and mice. We discuss the important elements that need to be considered for genomics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics methodologies, providing a rationale for the parameters that should be collected. This is the first in a two-part series of omics papers with the second installment to cover proteomics, lipidomics, and metabolomics in adult rodents.