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Current participating members in the ENIGMA-BD working group: Member List

The ENIGMA Bipolar Disorder Working Group was founded in the fall of 2012 and represents an international effort including over 150 clinicians, neuroscientists, bioengineers, and geneticists pooling data and resources to improve bipolar disorder nosology, diagnosis, targeted treatment, and patient outcomes. As part of the wider ENIGMA Consortium we aim to 1) improve efficient and consistent extraction of brain metrics for improved study replication, 2) standardize existing international bipolar disorder data sets to empower large-scale, ecologically valid studies, and 3) perform direct comparisons of brain and clinical measures across psychiatric disorders to better understand the common and distinct markers underlying mental illness on an unprecedented scale.

The Bipolar Disorder Working Group is actively recruiting collaborators. If you have acquired neuroimaging data on individuals with bipolar disorder and are interested in participating, please contact Drs. Ole A. Andreassen and Christopher R. K. Ching.


For more information and details about ongoing ENIGMA-Bipolar working group activities, check out our brochure.

Bipolar Disorder Working Group Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Bipolar Working Group members are asked to sign a short MOU agreement that has been standardized across the ENIGMA projects and provides basic framework to protect data privacy, facilitate data sharing, encourage academic productivity, ensure appropriate authorship and publication credit, and implements a system to track and archive data, analyses and publications related to the Bipolar Working Group.

Minutes from previous meetings/teleconferences regarding this ENIGMA-Bipolar project can be found here (Password Protected).

ENIGMA Bipolar Disorder Working Group Published Studies:
1. Subcortical Volume
2. Cortical Structure
3. Machine learning for diagnostic classification
4. White matter integrity
5. Familial Risk in Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia Relatives

New ENIGMA-BD WG members can click here for preprocessing resources.

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