IMpACT, short for ‘International Multi-centre persistent ADHD CollaboraTion’, is a consortium of clinical and basic researchers from several European countries (The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Norway, The United Kingdom, Sweden), from the United States of America and from Brazil. IMpACT currently coordinates biosamples and phenotypic information of over 4000 cases with persistent ADHD and over 8000 controls.
The mission of IMpACT is to perform and promote high quality research in ADHD across the lifespan. This research is aimed at identifying novel genetic variants for adult ADHD and at understanding the mechanisms underlying the effect of these genetic variants on disease risk. IMpACT members share data on their samples as well as biological material, which has resulted in the formation of the largest database for adult ADHD research, including information on over 4000 cases and more than 7000 controls.