In September 2014, a meeting sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium was held to:
- Identify resources needed to enhance integration of existing data and optimize collection of data in the future to best advance research on overlapping pain conditions.
- Develop tools, models, and approaches to integrate ongoing and future data collection, analysis, and sharing.
- Address confidentiality issues relevant to accessing shared data.
- Develop approaches to expand clinical research on individual conditions to include multiple pain conditions.