OBI BrainCODE

 

Brain-CODE is an extensible large-scale informatics platform by the Ontario Brain Institute that manages the acquisition and storage of multidimensional data collected from research studies on a variety of brain disorders.  Brain-CODE is where data from OBI’s funded Integrated Discovery programs will be housed and it has the potential to be one of the largest bioinformatics platforms for brain research.  It will allow for the capacity to compare multiple neurological diseases (including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, neurodegenerative diseases, depression, autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders) across an array of data including: clinical data, neuroimaging, genomics, and proteomics.  Brain-CODE will let brain scientists and clinicians across the province of Ontario connect vast amounts of data and uncover important new ways to improve patient care and will fuel new discoveries. The Brain-CODE portal provides neuroscience researchers with the ability to store their data securely, share their data with other researchers, access enhanced datasets, and analyze their data with an increasingly rich set of web-based tools.  This portal also provides public access to data standards and governance policies including the extensive work around privacy and security matters.