Journal article

International Network of Twin Registries (INTR): Building a Platform for International Collaboration

Dedra Buchwald, Jaakko Kaprio, John L Hopper, Joohon Sung, Jack Goldberg, Isabel Fortier, Andreas Busjhan, Athula Sumathipala, Wendy Cozen, Thomas Mack, Jeffrey M Craig, Jennifer R Harris

Twin Research and Human Genetics | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014


The International Network of Twin Registries (INTR) aims to foster scientific collaboration and promote twin research on a global scale by working to expand the resources of twin registries around the world and make them available to researchers who adhere to established guidelines for international collaboration. Our vision is to create an unprecedented scientific network of twin registries that will advance knowledge in ways that are impossible for individual registries, and includes the harmonization of data. INTR will also promote a broad range of activities, including the development of a website, formulation of data harmonization protocols, creation of a library of software tools for t..

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Awarded by National Research Foundation of Korea

Awarded by Academy of Finland

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (grant #2011-220-E00006) and the Academy of Finland (grants #265240 and 263278). We thank Raymond Harris, PhD, for assistance in drafting the manuscript.