Funded primarily by the MRC and Wellcome Trust, the initial phase will involve imaging several thousand subjects in a new, dedicated imaging centre, which, once shown to be successfully running, would expand into the full £36m project, with two additional dedicated imaging centres setup at other sites across the UK. Major input is coming from researchers at Oxford, Imperial, Southampton, Queen Mary College and Aberdeen, with Prof Sir Rory Collins (CTSU, Oxford) heading the project. FMRIB is leading the neuroimaging, determining the imaging hardware setup, imaging protocols and post-processing pipeline in consultation with the wider imaging community. Prof Stephen Smith is leading this, along with Prof Heidi Johansen-Berg and Dr Karla Miller, as well as Prof Paul Matthews (Imperial/GSK).
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