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CRC for Mental Health Biobanks

Also known as: Cooperative Research Centres for Mental Health Biobanks
The University of Melbourne
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The collection holds data relating to biological samples, phenotyping, cognitive testing and neuroimaging of human subjects. These data have been acquired in the context of two research projects funded and managed by the CRC for Mental Health. Data held pertain to studies of neurological disease (Parkinson’s disease) and psychoses (schizophrenia).

Significance statement

One of the CRCMH’s objectives is to provide resources for researchers that will advance our understanding of human health and disease within neuroscience. Biobanks are seen as increasingly important assets in two broad areas:

  1. Understanding risk factors that underlie complex diseases; and
  2. Translating biomedical research into real improvements in health care through advances in pharmacogenetics and personalised medicine, to minimise adverse drug reactions and match drugs more effectively to the patient.

The creation and utilisation of biobanks is an essential component of the CRCMH’s research projects. The value of a biobank depends critically on the quality of subject characterisation as well as sample and data collection and curating practices. The CRCMH’s Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia cohorts follow the rigorous procedures of the AIBL study (http://aibl. csiro.au), recognised as among the best standardised prospective cohort studies of its type in the world.

The discovery and development of biomarkers for mental illness is the principal research and development aim of the CRCMH. Accordingly, CRCMH’s biobanks represent absolutely critical resources for the core research programs. The repository (which utilises a tailored Mediaflux software platform) holds data (biological, cognitive assessment and neuroimaging) for the two research projects.

The Australian Parkinson’s Disease Registry is a collaborative endeavour of Australian Parkinson’s disease researchers across Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales. The registry is being built to provide a cohort of highly phenotyped Parkinson’s disease patients and controls who are willing to participate in research over a period of time.

The CRCMH is also building a cohort of treatment-resistant schizophrenia participants, first-degree relatives and controls in Victoria.

The data around clinical assessment information, blood, RNA, DNA and neuroimaging collected by the CRCMH will provide a research platform to aid in the discovery of biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia by Australian and international researchers.

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