The Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging (Cimbi) database

Gitte M. Knudsen, Peter S. Jensen, David Erritzoe, William F. C. Baaré, Anders Ettrup, Patrick M. Fisher, Nic Gillings, Hanne D. Hansen, Lars Kai Hansen, Steen G Hasselbalch, Susanne Henningsson, Matthias M Herth, Klaus K Holst, Pernille Iversen, Lars V Kessing, Julian Macoveanu, Kathrine Skak Madsen, Erik L Mortensen, Finn Årup Nielsen, Olaf B. PaulsonHartwig R. Siebner, Dea S. Stenbæk, Claus Svarer, Terry L. Jernigan, Stephen C. Strother, Vibe G. Frokjaer

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We here describe a multimodality neuroimaging containing data from healthy volunteers and patients, acquired within the Lundbeck Foundation Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging (Cimbi) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The data is of particular relevance for neurobiological research questions related to the serotonergic transmitter system with its normative data on the serotonergic subtype receptors 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT2A, and 5-HT4 and the 5-HT transporter (5-HTT), but can easily serve other purposes.

The Cimbi database and Cimbi biobank were formally established in 2008 with the purpose to store the wealth of Cimbi-acquired data in a highly structured and standardized manner in accordance with the regulations issued by the Danish Data Protection Agency as well as to provide a quality-controlled resource for future hypothesis-generating and hypothesis-driven studies. The Cimbi database currently comprises a total of 1100 PET and 1000 structural and functional MRI scans and it holds a multitude of additional data, such as genetic and biochemical data, and scores from 17 self-reported questionnaires and from 11 neuropsychological paper/computer tests.

The database associated Cimbi biobank currently contains blood and in some instances saliva samples from about 500 healthy volunteers and 300 patients with e.g., major depression, dementia, substance abuse, obesity, and impulsive aggression. Data continue to be added to the Cimbi database and biobank.
Original languageEnglish
Volume124, Part B
Issue numberJanuary 2016
Pages (from-to)1213-1219
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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