28.05.2017

EU-AIMS – one of the largest autism database


EU-AIMS builds up one of the richest autism database of its kind in the world. This database contains medical data of 450 people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and 300 babies with a high risk of developing autism. The data were collected by two clinical clinical studies: the Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAPS) and Eurosibs.  All the study participants were characterised in terms of their clinical profile, behaviour, family history, medical history, cognitive profile, electroencephalography (EEG), various brains scans, and genomics. The database is being used to develop novel treatments, and to stratify patients for targeted clinical trials. EU-AIMS will drastically change the knowledge base for autism.