Launched in 2007, the Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank (ASRB) collects and links genetic, clinical, neuropsychological and brain imaging information from over 1,000 individuals with schizophrenia and healthy controls. Data from this unique resource is particularly important to support schizophrenia-related studies conducted by scientists who do not have the capacity to collect their own data on such a large scale.
The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank, with along with the Schizophrenia Research Institute, was relocated to NeuRA’s Margarete Ainsworth building in Randwick in 2015, was the biggest research program of its type ever undertaken in Australia. It houses material which has contributed significantly to advancing our understanding of schizophrenia over the past 15 years.
After meeting its primary aim of collecting, storing and providing comprehensive, cross-referenced clinical, neuropsychological, genetic and brain imaging data from people with schizophrenia and healthy controls, the ASRB was retired in late 2022. However, de-identified and unlinkable raw data continues to be available to researchers who have received ethics approval to use it.
You can also access NeuRA’s online Schizophrenia Library for in-depth information on schizophrenia, both relevant to researchers and families of individuals affected.
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