General Information

This website contains information on the BRAIN-PROTECT research project as well as on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and trauma in general, and is intended for a broad spectrum of interested individuals, including physicians from different specialties, ambulance and paramedic personnel, researchers, medical and pharmaceutical industry, patients, interested non-medical helicopter ambulance personnel (e.g. pilots), interested personnel of other organizations invoved in prehospital accident management (e.g. fire brigade, police) as well as interested laymen. Please do not hesitate to contact us about any questions if you are laymen and need clarification (e.g. due to excessive use of medical terminology) or if you are scientist or physician and require more specific or more rigorous scientific information.

Because of the international readership and the interest of international research groups in our website, most information on this site is in English. A Dutch summary of the BRAIN-PROTECT research project can be found here. Nederlandstalige samenvatting van het BRAIN-PROTECT onderzoek.




All presented text is general information on TBI, trauma and BRAIN-PROTECT, however, it is NOT advice on how to manage and treat patients with TBI or any other trauma. Healthcare providers must not rely on the information on the webpage in treating TBI patients, and patients must not use the website as an alternative to medical advice from professional healthcare providers.

This website includes links to other websites which may be of interest to the visitor of our website. However, these linked websites are operated by third parties. The BRAIN-PROTECT research group has no control on the contents of third-party webites and accepts no responsibility for their contents.



Copyright ©

Website copyright © 2011-2015 by Patrick Schober and Bas Bossers on behalf of the BRAIN-PROTECT study group. Excerpts of the text may be used for informational material, webpages and presentations on TBI, trauma, emergency medicine and related topics, as long as proper reference to the source of the text is made. However, the text may not be used in any scientific publications in print or online journals.


All figures on this website except the BRAIN-PROTECT logo are either used under an appropriate licence, are own photographs, or are logos of our research partners. All pictures are copyright protected and may not copied, distributed or used for any purpose by third parties. If you are intersted in using any of the fotos for your own purposes, please contact us and we can provide you with information on how to obtain or purchase the picture with an appropriate license. Many images on this website are from or


BRAIN-PROTECT logo designed by Maria Wall, Sweden; © 2011 by Patrick Schober. The logo may be used for articles, reports and presentations related to the BRAIN-PROTECT project. High resolution copies in different graphic formats are available on request from the copyright holder. The logo may not be modified, and it may not be used for any purpose unrelated to the BRAIN-PROTECT research project without prior permission.



BRAIN-PROTECT wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door ACHMEA & Hersenstichting Nederland