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Collaborations & Partnerships

Collaborating with an NIMH Investigator

Research collaborations with NIH can take many shapes. Many informal collaborations take place between intramural investigators (inside NIMH) and outside parties. Formal collaborations, which may involve co-authorship, or transfer of material or confidential data, must be documented in writing. A research collaboration may be documented by the following: Cooperative Research and Development (CRADA), Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Clinical Trial Agreement, Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement (IPA) or other appropriate written agreement.

You can learn more through the NIMH Office of Technology Transfer.

Current Collaborations

The Center for Collaborative Genomic Studies on Mental Disorders is a collaboration of Rutgers University RUCDR, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. It is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The NIMH collection now contains a vast array of samples from families with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder depression and ADHD. Many important discoveries have been made by investigators accessing these collections.

Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center

Extramural (non-NIH) investigators can establish collaborations with NIH intramural investigators to take advantage of the unique research opportunities available at the NIH Clinical Center.