HCP Lifespan Projects are acquiring and sharing multimodal imaging data acquired across the lifespan, in four age groups (prenatal, 0-5, 6-21, and 36-100+). The 3T MRI scanning protocols are similar to those for the WU-Minn Young Adult HCP, except shorter in duration.
Shared data generated by the HCP Lifespan Projects are not currently available in the NDA, but are planned for release in 2018.
- HCP Aging
- HCP Development
- Lifespan Baby Connectome Project
- Lifespan Developing Human Connectome Project
PI: Beau Ances, Susan Bookheimer, Randy Buckner, David Salat, Stephen Smith, Melissa Terpstra, Kamil Ugurbil, David Van Essen, Roger Woods
The Lifespan Human Connectome Project Aging (HCP-A) Study is led by Washington University, University of Minnesota, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, University of California Los Angeles, and Oxford University. The HCP-A study will enroll 1,200+ healthy adults ages 36-100+ to discover how individual experiences affect the ways in which different parts of your brain are connected and how these connections (the “connectome”) change across healthy adulthood.
PI: Deanna Barch, Susan Bookheimer, Randy Buckner, Mirella Dapretto, Stephen Smith, Leah Somerville, Kathleen Thomas, David Van Essen, Essa Yacoub
The Lifespan Human Connectome Project Development (HCP-D) Study is led by Washington University, University of Minnesota, University of California at Los Angeles, Harvard University, Oxford University. The HCP-D study will enroll 1,350+ healthy children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 5-21) to discover how different parts of a child’s brain are connected and how these connections (the "connectome") change as the brain develops.
PI: Jed Elison, Weili Lin
The Lifespan Baby Connectome Project (BCP), led by the University of Minnesota and University of North Carolina, will explore human brain development from birth through early childhood, focusing on factors that contribute to healthy brain development.
PI: David Edwards, Jo Hajnal, Daniel Rueckert, Stephen Smith
The Developing Human Connectome Project (dHCP), led by King’s College London, Imperial College London and Oxford University, aims to make major scientific progress by creating the first 4-dimensional connectome of early life. Our goal is to create a dynamic map of human brain connectivity from 20 to 44 weeks post-conceptional age, which will link together imaging, clinical, behavioral, and genetic information. This unique setting, with imaging and collateral data in an expandable open-source informatics structure, will permit wide use by the scientific community, and to undertake pioneer studies into normal and abnormal development by studying well-phenotyped and genotyped groups of infants with specific genetic and environmental risks that could lead to Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Cerebral Palsy.