Healthy Brain Network

The Healthy Brain Network (HBN) intends to revolutionize child and adolescent psychiatry by providing the scientific community with a large-scale dataset of 10,000 participants through an open data-sharing model. The aggregated database will bring multimodal brain imaging, genetics, and biological samples together with a standardized deep phenotyping protocol that spans a broad range of clinically relevant psychiatric, behavioral, cognitive, and lifestyle information. Rather than the more common model of focusing on a single disorder, we will include a broad range of disorders to promote the identification of biomarkers capable of differentiating between them. This strategy will also allow scientists to evaluate and refine the boundaries between disorders from a biological perspective. The proposed sample will form the foundations on which future efforts can build longitudinal components to facilitate predictions of risk and outcome.

We do request that any usage of Healthy Brain Network Biobank data is recognized through appropriate citation of the Data Descriptor, which is available on Nature Scientific Data:

Alexander, L. et al. An open resource for transdiagnostic research in pediatric mental health and learning disorders. Scientific Data 4, 170181 (2017).

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