BD² Integrated Network
A collaborative model that will improve care, interventions,
and outcomes for people with bipolar disorder.
Our approach combines the power of discovery with accelerated translation of findings to care by generating data collected in real-world clinical settings alongside a comprehensive longitudinal research study.
Recognizing an urgent need to drive progress in bipolar disorder research and care, BD² is bringing together an unprecedented depth of information from people with bipolar disorder to effectively lift the ceiling on current scientific understanding, create new treatment options, and drive a path towards wellness.Explore BD² Sites & Partners
By learning more about participants’ daily lives and connecting them with clinicians and researchers who share data across sites, we will accelerate what we can learn about the biology of bipolar disorder, determine biologically defined subtypes, and provide a scientific basis for new, targeted treatments. The inaugural cohort of clinical sites comprises six institutions with proven track records of excellence in bipolar disorder treatment.
Clinical Coordinating Center - The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
The Clinical Coordinating Center will help to improve bipolar care protocols across the field. The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research will coordinate with our partner sites and the Data Coordinating Center to ensure the standardization of clinical assessments across sites. These assessments will provide our network with ongoing insight into the individual differences in bipolar disorder in over 4,000 participants across up to 15 clinical sites over the next decade.Anil Malhotra, MDThe Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Data Coordinating Center - Indoc Research
The Data Coordinating Center will provide the BD2 Integrated Network with the environments, tools, and processes necessary to maximize the utility of standardized data collected by the participating sites, enabling data aggregation, curation, sharing, and analysis. Indoc’s track record of multi-site coordination positions the network for unprecedented data access and analysis. The centralized approach will power greater scientific understanding of trends and patterns that contribute to the complexity of bipolar disorder and lead to breakthroughs in treatment and care.Mojib Javadi, PhDIndoc Research