SchizConnect, a new meta-database that translates all clinical schizophrenia studies into a single scientific “language,” has been launched to help researchers long stymied by inconsistent findings between traditionally small studies.

The Northwestern Medicine portal is the first meta-database dedicated to schizophrenia neuroimaging data and has the largest collection of schizophrenia neuroimaging in the country.

Despite hundreds of studies, schizophrenia remains poorly understood. In part, that’s because the findings of traditionally small individual schizophrenia studies are variable and difficult to replicate. The larger database of SchizConnect allows scientists to see broader results across 1,000 subjects instead of 100.

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