VascAgeNet is a European multidisciplinary collaborative
network on vascular ageing funded by the European Cooperation in
Science and Technology (COST, CA18216). Multidisciplinary collaborations benefit from a common language and collective understanding
of fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to strengthen
communication among researchers within and outside the network
and to improve readability of scientific outputs and their impact on
the society .
The network agreed on the need for a vascular ageing glossary to promote a common language across the field. Experts from the
network identified an initial list of terms and preliminary definitions.
A dedicated team, including representatives from all Working Groups,
was created to design the glossary development process, to facilitate
its implementation  and to maximize outreach and dissemination.
Regular meetings of the dedicated team were conducted,
and main decisions were agreed by all members. The key steps of
the process for managing the creation and maintenance of the glossary were to determine: (1) the target audience; (2) a list of priority
terms; (3) a template structure for definitions; (4) methods for collecting expert feedback; and (5) the dissemination plan. An implementation strategy was provided by the team for each point (Figure). Small
groups of terms will be released on a regular basis and published
openly at https://vascagenet.eu/.
The strategy for the first Vascular Ageing Glossary has
been successfully designed and developed within VascAgeNet. It will
be a living document, available to the scientific community, which
aims to unify the vascular ageing language.
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