The Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) has provided researchers throughout the world access to a large repository of brain imaging and phenotypic data with the aim of accelerating the pace of discovery and setting the stage for the next generation of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) studies. Specifically, ABIDE, cofounded and managed by Adriana Di Martino, MD, research director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical and Research Program and assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, provided resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data, structural MRI and phenotypic information from 539 individuals with ASDs and 573 age-matched typical controls shared by 17 international sites. This repository of de-identified data is being openly shared to transcend the usual research silos to better foster discovery and innovation.

For more information, including an updated list of publications based on ABIDE, please visit the ABIDE site. Also note that additional data are being assembled for ABIDE-2, which aims to double the size of the original ABIDE repository, with additional phenotypic measures.