The Global Alzheimer’s Association Interactive Network (GAAIN) is an online repository of federated Alzheimer’s disease research data that will transform the way neuroscience data is shared and accessed by scientists around the world.
Powered by sophisticated analytic tools and massive computational power, GAAIN will make federated research data available free-of-charge for searching, downloading and processing across a cloud-based, grid-network infrastructure. Scientists working to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s disease will have access to neuroscience data made available by the world’s foremost laboratories and research consortia.
This initiative will be a collaborative effort of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) at UCLA, the Italian National Centre for Alzheimer’s Disease, and GAAIN Partners.
GAAIN’s data repository will function as a Statistical Analysis System (SAS) for Alzheimer’s data. GAAIN will not only provide access to shared data; scientists worldwide will be able to query the data and extract very specific information as defined by their own parameters. This is unprecedented and of the utmost importance in brain research, where thousands of examples may be required to observe even the smallest change in the brain.