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RDoC Joins the Twitterverse

RDoC Unit to Tweet Research, News, Events, and Funding Opportunities

Science Update

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit has launched its official account on Twitter--@NIMH_RDoC .

RDoC aims to reframe mental health research—from research to treatment. The initiative cuts across traditional diagnostic categories to identify relationships among observable behavior, neurobiological measures, and patient self-report of mental status. Through Twitter, the RDoC Unit plans to engage more directly with the researchers, and keep the academic and broader community updated on news and events related to RDoC.

“We will tweet updates about the RDoC initiative, including research, news, upcoming events, and funding opportunities,” said RDoC Unit acting director Sarah Morris, Ph.D. “We hope our Twitter feed will encourage researchers to join in a dialogue around RDoC and keep the public updated about this exciting research initiative as well.”

The more in-depth conversations will be directed to the RDoC forum, an online research community to engage in open discussion, new ideas, and relevant research on all things RDoC.

Researchers can also refer to the RDoC homepage on the NIMH website for more information about the origins of the initiative, the RDoC Matrix, details about the latest funding announcements, previously funded grants, and frequently asked questions about RDoC.

"Our goal is to keep the entire process behind RDoC transparent and accessible to the research community and beyond in the spirit of open and collaborative science," noted Bruce N. Cuthbert, Ph.D., who has served as coordinator of the RDoC working group since its inception and is currently serving as acting deputy director of NIMH. "We see the RDoC website, forum, and twitter feed as integral to this process. The entire research community's input is valuable and necessary to make significant advances in our field.”

Follow RDoC @NIMH_RDoC  and share your RDoC- related research with the unit by using #RDoC. Learn more about RDoC on the NIMH website.