Welcome to the Human Epilepsy Project!

What is the Human Epilepsy Project?

HEP is an international team of over 300 doctors, researchers, healthcare workers and patients working together at 27 hospitals, to study the biomarkers of new-onset focal epilepsy . Together, we are working toward the day when any patient can come to their doctor and immediately get an appropriate treatment that cures their seizures.


What Questions is HEP Trying to Answer?


The doctors of HEP study pictures of the brain and look for molecules and genes to help understand how patients respond to treatments and become seizure-free. As a result of this research future patients with epilepsy will be able to receive an individualized treatment plan, resulting in a more immediate improvement or cure for their condition. Information gathered from the studies may also aid the development of medicines that will prevent epilepsy.

Who can participate?

The Human Epilepsy project is looking for patients who:

  • Have a history of focal epilepsy
  • Have had at least two confirmed spontaneous seizures at least 24 hours apart in the past 12 months
  • Began epilepsy medicine within the past 4 months

If you think you might qualify for the study, please read For Patients to find out more.

For Doctors

If you are a doctor interested in finding out more about this study, please click here.

HEP Funding

HEP is funded by the Epilepsy Study Consortium, a nonprofit organization comprised of epilepsy doctors, working to improve the care of people with epilepsy by funding and managing research projects.

Information about HEP

thumbWhat is epilepsy? What is an EEG/MRI? What are biomarkers? Answers to many of your questions are here.

thumbWho are the HEP study doctors, Scientific Teams, Clinical Centers? Meet them on our Study Team page.

thumbParticipate in HEP! Send us your information to find out if you are eligible, ask questions, or join as a researcher.

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