ONDRI’s Research Data
What it takes to generate high quality data
Reliable data allows researchers and scientists to draw conclusions with confidence, validate their analyses, promote data sharing and collaborate.
High quality standards and careful planning has enabled ONDRI to generate accurate, reliable data. Data quality is at the centre of honouring the contribution of ONDRI study participants, including care partners.
ONDRI created a guided story flow to show how a piece of data travels through its collection and validation processes.
ONDRI data impacts neurodegeneration and dementia research
ONDRI’s unique Foundational study has generated one of the best characterized, cross-disease, cross-platform, multi-visit datasets worldwide. Baseline data are being released to the worldwide scientific community first, followed by longitudinal study data. Data from other ONDRI studies are scheduled to be released at a later date.
study participants, plus their care partners
Neurodegenerative & Cerebrovascular disease groups
Participating labs across Ontario
Gigabytes of data - 1st release of baseline data
That’s equivalent to 20 feature films!
Get notified of ‘big data’ release
OBI is set to release baseline data from the ONDRI Foundational study in the later months of 2021. Hundreds of researchers are already waiting. Sign up to be notified when it’s available, along with other ONDRI updates.
ONDRI’s 8 assessment protocols produce deep, rich data
Each of ONDRI’s 8 assessment protocols was specifically designed to capture useful, descriptive data, using validated assessment tools such as questionnaires and specific technologies.
The chart on the left (which can be enlarged through a click) shows a detailed list of tests and data collected.
The chart below shows which assessments were also utilized in the pilot ReMiNDD study.
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How ONDRI stores & manages data
ONDRI data are stored, managed & shared through Ontario Brain Institute’s neuroinformatics database, Brain-CODE. The platform holds data from more than 160 researchers at over 20 institutions across Ontario.
Sharing ONDRI’s extensive datasets allows researchers and collaborators outside of ONDRI to draw conclusions with confidence in their search for better diagnosis and treatment methods for neurodegenerative diseases, stroke and dementia.