Ontario has one of the largest concentrations of brain scientists in the
New online map will connect over 800 researchers with hospitals,
neurological charities, 'brain companies', patients and the public.
TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Believing that improving brain health
takes massive collaboration, the Ontario Brain Institute today launched
the province's first Neuroscience Asset Map.
The Asset Map is an online tool with a growing database that lists
virtually every brain-related resource in the province. Users can
access this tool (http://brain.cinmaps.ca/home) and find neuroscience expertise and talent ranging from researchers
studying Alzheimer's disease, to companies developing neurotechnologies
to patient advocacy groups supporting those suffering from a major
In addition, the Asset Map will help streamline the development of
discoveries into new patient treatments, produce more focused and
integrated research and help businesses identify partners and markets
Said Dr. Donald T. Stuss, President of the Ontario Brain Institute: "A
growing factor in all medical discovery is breaking down silos and
building up connections. This is especially true in the study and care
for our most complex organ, the brain."
The Asset Map has a number of user-friendly, interactive interfaces.
Depending on the nature of the question being asked, each interface
provides a different 'lens' to view the same set of data contained in
the map. Using these interfaces, users can identify and contact people,
companies or institutions that deal with any number of
So if you want to know which researchers have experience in imaging, or
which companies produce medical devices, the Asset Map will provide
The map is free and anyone can use it and offer feedback. You don't
even have to log-in or create an account. There is also a short,
easy-to-understand video tutorial explaining how to use it [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3lzVAYJycw].
To ensure its currency, the Asset Map is designed to constantly evolve.
Feedback is welcome and anyone can request the addition of new
researchers or organizations to the database.
The Ontario Brain Institute is a provincially‐funded, not‐for‐profit research centre. It works to maximize the impact of neuroscience
and establish Ontario as a world leader in brain discovery,
commercialization and care.
SOURCE: Ontario Brain Institute
For further information:
Michelle Wilson, MSc
Ontario Brain Institute
438 University Ave, Suite 1618
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K8
Office: (647) 872-1215
Fax: (866) 570-5818