Director: Brcue Naliboff, PhD
The Oppenheimer Center at UCLA has made a major commitment to the expansion of collaborative data sharing with the creation of the CNS Multisite Data Core. The Data Core is spearheading the inclusion of neuroimaging data in large NIH projects as well as the creation of public neuroimaging data repositories for chronic pain and related disorders.
A better understanding of brain and especially brain-body interactive mechanisms that create and maintain pain is critical for the discovery and testing of new treatments. Large scale analyses on well characterized samples are the only way to accomplish this, and therefore the CNS has pioneered development of infrastructure and methods for combining neuroimaging data and associated clinical and biological ‘meta data’ across multiple acquisition sites and equipment.