The regular research work of ISRRA is conducted via Working Groups organized by topics, or Focus Areas of Activity and Collaboration. Working groups are not permanent, with ISRRA favouring a ‘task and finish’ approach. This means that as long as working groups are progressing an idea, process, or science, the group remains active. When a group has achieved its objective, it finishes or moves onto another ambitious goal. A number of working groups are currently active. You can read a bit more about them here:

Centres of clinical excellence

Identifying criteria and priorities for delivering optimal, equitable, high-quality stroke rehabilitation.


Building our ‘economic song-sheet’ to explain why rehabilitation is so important, and what benefits breakthroughs will bring.

Roundtable task forces

Delivering international, consensus-based recommendations for high-quality stroke recovery and rehabilitation research.


 Turning our attention to the assessment of frailty and pre-stroke function. The first step to understanding and managing frailty is to look for it and find it.

Flagship projects

Creating a vision for two major international stroke rehabilitation and recovery trials: one for low-to-middle income countries (LMIC), one for high-income countries (HIC).

Exercise and physical activity

Co-creating the first global, stroke-specific guideline on physical activity after stroke, accompanied by recommendations for implementation and strategies for communication and engagement.


Enhancing international cooperation in stroke recovery research between industry and academia.

Emerging leaders

Defining the needs of stroke in the future. Looking for the new generation of leaders in stroke research around the world.