Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and one of the major leading causes of adult disability.
The Global Alliance of Independent Networks focused on Stroke trials (GAINS) was initiated to improve outcomes of stroke patients and their caregivers by facilitating, strengthening, and nurturing stroke trial networks and stroke trials worldwide. Multiple national stroke trial networks have been funded by various governments over the past five years and participants and leaders from these networks have been meeting to facilitate communication, best practices, funding opportunities, and educational efforts. The ultimate purpose of GAINS is to accelerate the pace and success of stroke clinical trials by enhancing communication between leaders and participants of funded as well as developing national stroke trial networks. This webpage provides contacts information and links to webpages for the various national networks.