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The Brain Research International Data Governance & Exchange (BRIDGE)

Global mental health research requires sharing biological and behavioral measures across international cohorts to accelerate equitable development of treatments for all peoples. While brain and mental health research strives to become international, the lack of transparency and navigability of existing legal, ethical, and sociocultural guidance imposes barriers to data sharing.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Brain Research International Data Governance & Exchange (BRIDGE) project aims to create responsible and sustainable governance frameworks for data sharing, building toward our long-term goal of forming a sustainable global consortium to develop, operate, update and disseminate a robust brain and mental health international data governance framework (IDGF).

BRIDGE will bring together experts in law, ethics, technology, and people with lived experience (PWLE) in mental health from around the world to share knowledge and expertise, facilitating breakthrough discoveries in brain health research.