Centre for Addiction and Mental Health joins Open Science movement

Partnership with Canada's largest mental health research hospital will amplify collaboration and share research data globally

Canada's largest mental health research institution, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), has become the fifth organisation to adopt Open Science principles in partnership with The Neuro’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI). The goal of this agreement is to accelerate discoveries in mental health through open collaboration.

Backed by a $1M commitment from TOSI, and a matching commitment from CAMH, this commitment contributes to a growing alliance of Canadian research institutes that are using Open Science to improve neurological and mental health. The CAMH-Neuro-TOSI agreement will help drive the development of extensive open datasets for neurological research, thereby improving accessibility for scientists. By fostering transparency and dismantling barriers to collaboration, this initiative seeks to accelerate scientific and medical breakthroughs.

David Rotenberg, CAMH Director of Data Strategy & Business Intelligence, says the complexity of the brain and the biological foundations of mental illness requires an Open Science approach.

The CAMH BrainHealth Databank is a secure repository housing data from thousands of research participants from large-scale cohort studies. By making it open, Rotenberg says CAMH helps make patients active partners in studies, which helps reduce stigma around mental illness.

The CAMH-Neuro-TOSI alliance will help drive the development of extensive open datasets for neurological research, facilitating widespread accessibility for scientists. Dr. Aristotle Voineskos, CAMH VP of Research, expresses enthusiasm about the partnership, foreseeing advancements in science and technology that will positively impact lives.

Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of The Neuro and co-founder of TOSI, anticipates enriched Open Science collaboration, emphasizing the power of united minds. As CAMH takes a central role in the Open Science movement, this partnership lays the foundation for future breakthroughs in mental health research.



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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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