The IN-SCD (International Network on Social Cognition Disorders) is a scientific network dedicated to the clinical study of social cognition in brain diseases.
Through the IN-SCD, 20 centers within 13 countries across the World aim to share tools, procedures and data in order to increase our ability to assess and diagnose social cognition disorders on a global scale. As an international network composed from WEIRD (Western Educated Industrialized Rich Democratic) and non-WEIRD centres, it provides an ideal context for cross-cultural neuropsychological studies and a platform for international validation of clinical tools.
Originally initiated at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences of the University of Cambridge in 2014, the network is now composed of teams from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte & University of São Paulo (Brazil), University of Chile, Santiago & University Adolfo Ibañez, Las Condes (Chile), University of East Anglia & University of London South Bank (UK), University of Münster (Germany), University of Brescia (Italy), University Hospital Donostia (Spain), Capital Medical University (China), INECO & FLENI fundations in Buenos Aires (Argentina), University of Laval (Quebec, Canada), Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (Russia), University del Valle, Cali & University de Los Andes, Bogotá (Colombia), University of Paris VI - Sorbonne Universités & Strasbourg (France), Lappi Central Hospital in Rovaniemi (Finland). The network is coordinated by the SCANN team, based at the Lille University (France).
To date, the data from +920 participants have been included in the network's database.