4 million Europeans have had a stroke.
Stroke is the 2nd leading cause of death and a major cause of disability globally



Randomised trials provide the best evidence supporting new treatments for stroke. Stroke research networks improve patient access to new treatments and increase completion of randomised trials.

The European Stroke Organisation Trials Alliance (ESOTA) is an international European ‘network of networks’ to support stroke randomised trials in Europe.


ESOTA supports stroke research collaboration, education, communication and advocacy in Europe.  The main focus is on randomised clinical trials in stroke acute care, prevention and recovery. 

Via membership of ESOTA, clinician-scientists will be more easily able to identify European collaborators to participate in randomised trials, leading to improved treatments for patients.

The management of trials is not performed by ESOTA, but remains with individual investigators and their teams.