01.08.2017

EU-AIMS - One of the richest database for autism


EU-AIMS has created one of the richest data bases for autism clinical research in the world. This database contains data of 450 people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), 300 ‘neurotypicals’ or individuals with mild intellectual abilities, 300 babies with a high risk of developing autism and 100 babies with ‘low risk’ for autism. The data were collected by two clinical studies: the Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP) and Eurosibs.  All study participants were characterised in terms of their clinical profile, adaptive behaviour, quality of life, family history, medical history, cognitive profile, electroencephalography (EEG), various brain scans (sMRI, MRI DTI) , and genomics. The database is being used to identify biomarkers for autism. EU-AIMS will drastically change the knowledge base for autism.