Name of resource (including any acronym)

BIN – Brain Imaging Network – Portugal

Name of Principal Investigator
TitleMD PhD
First nameMiguel
Last nameCastelo-Branco
Address of institution where award is held
InstitutionIBILI – University of Coimbra
Street AddressAzinhaga de Santa Comba
  • Portugal
  • Website link with details of how to contact the resource

    Purpose of the resource

    We have a national facility to gather brain imaging and neurophysiological data in healthy and clinical populations. We have also a neuroinformatics infrastructure of national scope with data base and computational tools to study brain function in health and disease.

    1. The resource is
  • General (e.g. DNA sequence, proteomic data)
  • Designed for use in basic neurosciences research
  • Designed for use in clinical neurosciences research
  • 2. The resource specifically provides for the following neurodegenerative diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Motor neurone diseases
  • Prion disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
  • Neurodegenerative disease in general
  • 3a. The resource is accessible to the research community


    3b. Procedures and rules for access
  • Access independent of collaboration with PI
  • Access Committee mechanism
  • National access
  • International access
  • Access to industry
  • Access for pilot studies permitted
  • Charge for access
  • Access through unique identifier
  • 4a. Type of data provided
    it is included in the database
    neuroimaging, physiology, behaviour, clinical information
    national database
    national database
    national database
    national database
    4b. Other data available through the resource that may be useful for research into neurodegenerative conditions
    Type of data available
    we have neurospectroscopy data
    5a. Maintenance of the resource is dependent on continued funding


    5b. End date of current funding period


    5c. Plans to secure further funding beyond this period
    5d. Expected lifespan of the resource (in years)

    expected to be perpetual (the resource itself needs renewal in a few years)

    5e. Other plans affecting future use

    The future situation for funding of national infrastructures in Portugal is not defined

      Types: Bio/Neuroinformatic Resources
      Member States: N/A
      Diseases: N/A
      Years: 2011
      Database Categories: N/A
      Database Tags: N/A

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