- How do I join IC-MAGIC as a clinical investigator?
We are currently at a stage where we plan to write up research proposals to avail grants. We plan to study major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the focus of our initial projects is to collect biological samples (blood/DNA) of patients with these disorders. If you are a psychiatrist (clinician/researcher) and feel that you will be able to help us reach out to a sizeable number of patients for participation in such research, we welcome you to be part of the consortium. You may contact Dr Biju Viswanath (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any of the co-investigators for this.
- I want to get trained in psychiatric genetics data analysis, what can I do?
One of the key aims of the IC-MAGIC consortium is to train clinicians & researchers around India in the techniques of analysis large genetics data. We have collaborators from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium who are leading experts in this field, and will be planning training programs with them. Whenever such an event is planned, we will update the same in the website.
- How do I get access to the datasets?
Data from the previously conducted studies on mental illnesses by the investigators who are part of the IC-MAGIC are available at www.adbsnimhans.org and http://cveda.org/. You can contact the investigators of these studies for more information.
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