Selected examples of productive consortia efforts

Consortium type Weblink Goals Outcome
Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta Analysis (ENIGMA) Network Fifty active working groups dedicated to sharing ideas, algorithms, data, and information Replicating promising findings among a network of researchers in the field of imaging genetics
Institutional Neuroimaging Data-Sharing Initiative Access to thousands of functional MRI datasets for their analysis Standardized imaging data
Critical Path for Parkinson’s Consortium Links academic researchers with scientists from the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies, and patient-advocacy organizations Facilitate the development of therapies with improved clinical endpoints
Linguistic Data Consortium Open network of universities, libraries, corporations, and government-research laboratories that supports language-related education, research and technology development Creating and sharing linguistic resources, such as data, tools and standards
AphasiaBank The development of standardized evaluation methods to guide the development and evaluation of effective methods for improving language usage in people with aphasia Improvement of patient-oriented treatment of aphasia