Montreal Neurological Institute Biobank: Clinical Biological Imaging and Genetic (C-BIG) Repository, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: Accelerating translational research in neurological disease The Neuro’s CBIG-Repository is an Open-Science collection of biological samples, clinical information, imaging, and genetic data from patient’s with neurological disease and healthy control subjects. This platform was created to allow patients to actively participate in advancing our understanding of the diseases affecting them. This unique collection of samples will empower researchers to develop insights into the biology underlying neurological disease, and facilitate the development of new treatments for patient’s with neurological diseases. Data and samples collected in the CBIG-Repository will be made available to research teams with scientifically and ethically valid proposals around the world, congruent with Open Science principles.

Registered Biobank Name Montreal Neurological Institute Biobank: Clinical Biological Imaging and Genetic (C-BIG) Repository
Biobank Leader Sonia Lai
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Jason Karamchandani
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: