Injury-VIBES Project

Swansea University are supporting the Injury-VIBES project ( which aims to use data from the six largest and most comprehensive cohort studies across five countries to evaluate methods for determining the disability associated with injury, address issues specific to injury and identify improved methods for burden estimates. The results will direct how injury burden is measured for by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, and for individual country or region-specific studies. This research will improve outcome measurement in ways that are critical for enhanced clinical, public health policy and planning settings.  The disability weights generated by the VIBES project will be applied to the European Injury Database to establish the burden of injury in each of the 28 EU countries, including Wales.