The Center for Collaborative Genetic Studies on Mental Disorders is a collaboration of Rutgers University RUCDR, Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. It is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

The Center produces, stores, and distributes clinical data and biomaterials (DNA samples and cell lines) available in the NIMH Human Genetics Initiative. The Center creates and distributes computational tools that support investigation and analysis of the clinical data. In addition, the Center creates tools that enables researchers to determine which samples or data might be of use to them, so that they may request access from NIMH.