Data and Imaging Core
The Collaborative Informatics and Neuroimaging Suite (COINS) data core provides a set of tools and services to help CADASIL researchers collect, extract, and analyze biological, genetic, clinical and imaging data for research at every stage of the study. The COINS platform is used for comprehensive data management, and BrainForge is used for MRI scan processing. All data obtained by the CADASIL Consortium are reviewed by the COINS Core to determine that data are of the best quality and are controlled and managed in a safe manner. All data obtained are protected by encryptions and member-only restrictions so that data will remain confidential and utilized for the purposes of the CADASIL Consortium. COINS is supported by the Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS) center In Atlanta and by a trio of institutions including Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Emory Universities.