The Stanley Neuropathology Consortium Integrative Database (SNCID) for Psychiatric Disorders
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The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI) is a non-profit organization with a primary mission to fund research on the cause and treatment of severe mental illnesses. The SMRI also supports a brain bank as part of the mission to facilitate research into mental illness. The SMRI brain bank distributes postmortem samples from individuals with serious mental illness, free of charge, to scientists around the world. The SMRI brain bank is recognized for the unique way it is set up, organized, and administered. Cohorts of demographically-matched groups of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (BP), or major depression (DEP) and unaffected controls are organized such that all researchers applying for tissue received samples from the same cohort. The SMRI was the first to include multiple diagnostic categories in the cohorts as well as the first to include a large number (N) of cases in each group. The Stanley Neuropathology Consortium (SNC) was the first cohort established and...
We thank all the investigators who generated the data in the SNCID (http://sncid.stanleyresearch.org). We also thank Jonathan Cohen for technical support.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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