This project will pool data from several sources including anonymised health records, genetics and psychological studies to build a picture of the development of mental health conditions like depression. It will also create secure facilities for health data research, forming a vital resource for Scottish researchers.
Our vision is to make meaningful links between ongoing research studies spanning the whole lifespan and anonymised health records to better understand the causes and consequences of mental health conditions. We hope that this will enable more effective treatments and ultimately pave the way for improving resilience to common mental health disorders.
Andrew McIntosh, Professor of Biological Psychiatry, CCBS
This project takes 4 general approaches:
- Enhance Existing Studies
- Mining Information
- Genomics and Genetics
- Public Engagement
Professor Andrew McIntosh introduces the project at the University of Edinburgh [7min13]
Funding for this project has been received from MRC Mental Health Data Pathfinder award (MC_PC_17209) and The University of Edinburgh.