NIMH Repository and Genomics Resource for Advancing Psychiatric Genetics

The objective of this concept is to sustain, develop and enhance a centralized national biorepository which, under the rubric of the NIMH Human Genetics Initiative (HGI), will serve as the principal biorepository for cellular and genetic studies of psychiatric disorders. The HGI’s primary mission includes improving and enriching psychiatric genomics research resources for broad sharing with the scientific community. The long-term goal of this concept is to augment and accelerate the scientific understanding of the genetic risk architecture underlying mental disorders through facilitating the sharing of biospecimens and associated metadata.