Research into the Human Connectome has exploded since the original Human Connectome Project grants were awarded by the NIH in 2011. Over the next decade, we expect to see dozens of new projects at institutions around the world researching aspects of how age, growth, disease, and other factors can affect the ever-changing connections in the human brain.
The Connectome Coordination Facility (CCF) has been chartered to help coordinate these myriad research projects, harmonize their data, and facilitate the distribution and dissemination of results.
The CCF has three primary aims:
Learn more about how we the services we offer to HCP studies: CCF Services Overview | CCF Staff.
All CCF Studies are organized under three main aims: studying the healthy young adult brain, studying the brain as it relates to growth and aging, and studying the brain as it relates to disease.
The initial Human Connectome Project dataset of 1200 healthy young adult sibships will continue to be supported. The CCF will distribute image data across multiple imaging modalities, as well as behavioral, demographic, and individual difference data. In addition, the CCF will help disseminate HCP-style data acquisition protocols to other studies to maximize comparability.
The CCF will directly support multiple Lifespan studies, and offer indirect support to others via the dissemination of HCP-style protocols:
This series of studies has been funded by the National Institutes of Health to apply HCP-style data collection toward subject cohorts at risk for or suffering from diseases or disorders affecting the brain. These studies include:
The complete list of disease studies can be browsed in the main navigation, or viewed here: Connectomes Related to Disease.