For centuries, a “Commons” has been an open, public site where people of all kinds can gather to meet, share information and ideas important to impact their world, and create a higher level of interactive community. Our BRAIN (Brain Research and Innovation Network) commons aims to create this place in a cloud that is accessible to everyone interested in contributing to our understanding of brain disorders and diseases. Developing new insights into neurological disorders will depend on our ability to discover and understand signature patterns within existing and emerging large-scale datasets.
In the BRAIN commons, we seize the opportunity to create an online platform that will be a dataspace to enable and stimulate brain data sharing and analysis in public and private domains. Our cloud-accessible online platform will support sharing and analysis of multiple types of brain research and clinical data across neurological disorders. By bringing together the same data from different brain disorders into a user-friendly interface with increasingly innovative search and software analysis tools, the BRAIN commons is designed to fuel discovery in brain science, and drive diagnostic and therapeutic innovation to reduce the burden of brain-based disorders.
Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fast-tracking the development of diagnostic tests and personalized therapeutics for the millions of veterans and civilians who suffer the devastating effects of trauma-related and other brain disorders.
The Open Commons Consortium (OCC) is a not-for-profit that manages and operates cloud computing and data commons infrastructure to support scientific, medical, health care and environmental research. OCC members span the globe and include over 30 universities, companies, government agencies and national laboratories.
The Center for Data Intensive Science is a research center at the University of Chicago focused on data science and its applications to advancing biology, medicine, health care and the environment. It is part of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences, one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions.