Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

Who is the Ontario Brain Institute?

ONDRI’s primary funder, the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), is a not-for-profit organization that accelerates discovery and innovation, benefitting both patients and the economy. OBI is funded, in part, by the province of Ontario.


Primary objectives

  • Enhance the neuroscience research system
  • Grow the Ontario neurotechnology cluster
  • Improve brain health for Ontarians

OBI promotes a team science approach

OBI is based on the premise that a collaborative ‘team science’ approach between researchers, clinicians, industry, patients, and their advocates, accelerates discovery and delivery of innovative products and services that improve the lives of those living with brain disorders.

Key OBI activities include funding:

  • Brain research
  • Data sharing
  • Commercialization
  • Knowledge translation and outreach

ONDRI is one of OBI’s six integrated discovery programs

OBI’s research programs focus on different areas of brain health. Each program collects various types of data, including genetic, molecular, imaging and behavioural. All data are stored on OBI’s state-of-the-art informatics platform, Brain-CODE, in a standardized format. This standardization allows for research and discovery within and between disorders.

Related resources:

(PDF) Brain-CODE: A Secure Neuroinformatics Platform for Management, Federation, Sharing & Analysis of Multi-Dimensional Neuroscience Data