Neuro’s biobank: C-BIG Repository

C-BIG Repository Directors:

Dr. Edward Fon, MD, Ph.D

Dr. Jason Karamchandani, MD

Dr. Angela Genge, MD

Mr. Alan Evans, Ph.D

Site: Institut et Hôpital Neurologique de Montréal 3801 rue University Montréal, Québec H3A 2B4

The Neuro’s Clinical Biological Imaging and Genetic Repository (C-BIGR) is an Open-Science collection of biological samples, clinical information, imaging, and genetic data from patients with neurological disease as well as from healthy control subjects.  This platform was created to allow patients to actively participate in advancing our understanding of the diseases affecting them, and reflects the vision of Dr. Penfield when he founded The Neuro.

This unique collection of samples will empower researchers to develop insights into the biology underlying neurological disease, and facilitate the development of new treatments for patient’s with neurological diseases.

Data and samples collected in the C-BIG Repository will be made available to research teams with scientifically and ethically valid proposals around the world, congruent with Open Science principles.

Data collected:

- Blood draw

- Neuropsychological evaluation

- Cerebral imaging (MRI, MEG)

The C-BIG Repository will participate in diverse projects touching on all areas of neurological disease. The long-term goal is to develop a comprehensive collection of data and samples on a diverse array of neurological conditions, helping to contribute to global translational neuroscience research.

For more information, visit the C-BIG Repository website (https://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/open-science/open-science-platforms/c-big-repository)