Brain Function

NOTE: The distribution refers to a collection of studies organized by disorder or theme (see FAQ).  It is important to note that not all individuals in the distribution have DNA available.

Given the major public health implications of identifying genes responsible for severe neuropsychiatric disorders, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has funded a Human Genetics Initiative. The goal of this Initiative is to establish a national resource of clinical data and biomaterials that are collected from individuals with autism, schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other mental disorders.

Data and biomaterials (cell lines and DNA samples) are available to qualified investigators who study the genetics of brain functions, and may be accessed by following a set of instructions.

List of Studies

Available for Download

Study Title Distributions PIs Grants Sites Target Sample Size GWAS Notes
Study 58 Genetics of Brain Structure and Function Brain Function Blangero, Glahn R01MH078111, R01MH078143 136 1300
Study 109 Discovery Science of Human Brain Function Across the Lifespan Brain Function Milham R01MH094639 303 1000

In Progress*

Study Title Distributions PIs Grants Sites Target Sample Size GWAS Notes
Study 109 Discovery Science of Human Brain Function Across the Lifespan Brain Function Milham R01MH094639 303 1000

*Studies in progress includes those available for download for which some future action is required

Rutgers University Rutgers University USC Information Sciences Institute Washington University in St.Louis National Institute of Mental Health