An overview of the Australian schizophrenia research bank: Linking brain function and structure with genetics in a large sample of schizophrenia cases and controls

Carr, V., Schall, U., Michie, P., Scott, R., Jablenski, A., Mowry, B., Catts, S., Henskens, F. and Pantelis, C. (2007). An overview of the Australian schizophrenia research bank: Linking brain function and structure with genetics in a large sample of schizophrenia cases and controls. In: Peter Joyce, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. ASPR Symposium Presentations. World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007, Melbourne, Australia, (A464-A464). 28 November-2 December 2007. doi:10.1080/00048670701757076


Author Carr, V.
Schall, U.
Michie, P.
Scott, R.
Jablenski, A.
Mowry, B.
Catts, S.
Henskens, F.
Pantelis, C.
Title of paper An overview of the Australian schizophrenia research bank: Linking brain function and structure with genetics in a large sample of schizophrenia cases and controls
Conference name World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 28 November-2 December 2007
Proceedings title Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. ASPR Symposium Presentations   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
DOI 10.1080/00048670701757076
ISSN 0004-8674
1440-1614
Editor Peter Joyce
Volume 41
Issue Supp. 2
Start page A464
End page A464
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB) is a multisite collaboration of scientists across four Australian States supported principally by a NH&MRC Enabling Grant and a grant from the Pratt Foundation to establish a national database of 2,000 schizophrenia cases and 2,000 healthy matched controls for the purpose of identifying key genetic risk factors for schizophrenia and their relationships to clinical phenomena, neuropsychological function and brain structure. The means for establishing the network that underpins the ASRB are described together with an account of the organisational structure and systems of governance that have been established. Since the database and genetics samples are to be made available to scientists wishing to test scientific hypotheses using the resources of the ASRB, bioinformatics systems have had to be developed and methods for accessing data and samples established. Recruitment has commenced and progress towards achieving the targets of the ASRB will be presented. In addition, an outline of some of the problems encountered in initiating and maintaining this facility will be discussed as well as some of the solutions identified in meeting the formidable challenges presented by such a large scale muli-site collaboration of this nature. The ASRB promises to be an important national resource for helping to elucidate the genetics of schizophrenia and potential schizophrenia endophenotypes.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Keyword Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB)
Bioinformatics systems
Methods for accessing data
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes DOI is for abstracts published between Pp. A457-A465

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