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RDoC Webinar Series Kickoff Event with Dr. Bruce Cuthbert

Science Update

The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative is an innovative effort by NIMH that aims to transform and guide research on mental illness in the years to come. The overarching goal of RDoC is to accelerate the pace of research that translates basic science into clinical settings by understanding the multi-layered systems that contribute to mental function.

Dr. Bruce Cuthbert, director of the newly established RDoC unit, recently hosted a public webinar as part of the NIMH RDoC Webinar Series. In this kickoff event, Dr. Cuthbert discussed the guiding principles of RDoC, the role of the new RDoC unit, and frequent questions researchers have about RDoC.

See the archived webinar on the NIMH YouTube channel , or below.

To learn more about the RDoC initiative, including upcoming events in the RDoC Webinar Series, visit