Aims of IBID

  1. To establish an Iranian dataset of the normative multimodal human brain MRI data, cognitive data, and behavioral data, for accelerating the research in the field of neuroscience in Iran
  2. To provide normative “quantitative” measurements of the human brain in the Iranian population, which has significant clinical applications, such as in Presurgical Planning
  3. To study the brain ageing profile of the Iranian population, to avoid the mental and economical costs of the near-coming population of the elderly Iranian population in the future
  4. To study the association of brain structure with the many cognitive and behavioral aspects of the human functionality
  5. To start collaborations with the prestigious international research groups, such as ENIGMA, to bring the name of Iran on the world map of Neuroimaging and Neuroscience


20 to 30 years
30 to 40 years
40 to 50 years
50 to 60 years
60 to 70 years


  • Brain MRI Scan
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Lifestyle Tests
  • 300 Healthy Participants
  • 20 to 70 years old
  • Equal male/female porportion
  • Clinical Applications
  • A database available to Iranian researchers

Executive Team


Seyed Amir Hosein Batouli

Assistant Professor,
Tehran University of Medical Sciences,
PhD of NeuroImaging


Minoo Sisakhti

MSc of Cognitive Sciences,
Institute of Cognitive Science Studies (ICSS), Iran


Arash Sadeghi

Assistant Professor,
Iran University of Medical Sciences,
PhD of Biomedical Engineering



Mohammad Ali Oghabian

Head of NeuroImaging and Analysis Group (NIAG). Associate Professor in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


Hamed Ekhtiari

Laureate Institute for Brain Research


Perminder Sachdev

He is the Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, the director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW, and the Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI) at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Wei Wen

Wei Wen

Projects: Older Australian Twins Study, Machine Learning for MRI-based Alzheimer's Disease Prediction, Sydney Memory and Ageing Study

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Alexander Leemans

He heads the PROVIDI Lab and is the developer of ExploreDTI, which is a graphical toolbox for investigating diffusion MRI data.

University Medical Center Utrecht | UMC Utrecht
Image Sciences Institute

Hugh Garavan

Ph.D. Cognitive Psych & Behavioral Neuro. Associate Professor, Depts of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Vermont, USA; and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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