NNC » Mission and Aims

NCC Mission

The Neuroscience Neuroimaging Center consolidates resources and expertise in neuroimaging at the University of Pennsylvania to provide infrastructure support for both preclinical and clinical research relevant to the NINDS mission to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

NNC Specific Aims:

Aim 1. Lower barriers to neuroimaging and simplify the process of carrying out neuroimaging research by providing a single access point for supported expertise and resources in experimental design, data acquisition, data analysis, computing, and regulatory procedures.

Aim 2. Reduce the cost and increase the efficiency of neuroimaging research by consolidating expertise such that common technical, administrative, and regulatory challenges can be addressed once rather than repeatedly by individual investigators, and without having to include extensive technical costs in individual projects.

Aim 3. Increase the quality of neuroimaging research and facilitate new research directions by providing a mechanism for rapidly disseminating new methodologies to users and by fostering interactions between technically skilled personnel to address methodological challenges as well as collaborations between investigators with technical knowledge and investigators with biomedical expertise.