Aims of IBID

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

To provide normative “quantitative” measurements of the human brain in the Iranian population, which has significant clinical applications, such as in Presurgical Planning

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

To study the association of brain structure with the many cognitive and behavioral aspects of the human functionality

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



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Our People

Executive Team

Principle Investigator

Seyed Amir Hosein Batouli

PhD of NeuroImaging, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Assistant Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Executive Manager

Minoo Sisakhti

MSc student of Cognitive Sciences, Institute of Cognitive Science Studies (ICSS), Tehran, Iran. Research Assistant at Neuroimaging and Analysis Group (NIAG), Tehran, Iran.

Medical Doctor

Shirin Haghshenas

Medical Doctor, Islamic Azad University Ardabil Branch, Ardabil, Iran. Member of Neuroimaging and Analysis Group (NIAG), Tehran, Iran.


Hamed Dehghan

Research Assistant at Neuroimaging and Analysis Group (NIAG), Tehran, Iran.


Foroogh Razavi

Research Assistant at Neuroimaging and Analysis Group (NIAG), Tehran, Iran.


Hadis Kalantar Hormozi

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Scieneces, Tehran, Iran.


Saman Kermajani

Research Assistant at Neuroimaging and Analysis Group (NIAG), Tehran, Iran.

Iranian Advisors

Mohammad Ali Oghabian

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

Hamed Ekhtiari

Associate Investigator, Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Volunteer Faculty Member, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oklahoma

Mohsen Mir Mohammad Sadeghi

Faculty member of institute for cognitive sciences studies, Tehran, Iran

International Advisors

Perminder Sachdev

Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW

The Clinical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI) at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

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

Nicole Kochan

Research Fellow at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)  University of NSW.
the Principal Investigator of the NHMRC funded CogSCAN project
Leader of the Neuropsychology streams of two large population studies of cognitive health and neurodegeneration– the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study and the Sydney Centenarian Study

Hugh Garavan

Associate Professor, Depts of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Vermont, USA.
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Alexander Leemans

Head of the PROVIDI Lab, Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Developer of ExploreDTI, which is a graphical toolbox for investigating diffusion MRI data.

Alberto De Luca

part of the PROVIDI Lab at the Image Science Institue.
University Medical Center Utrecht | UMC Utrecht


The University of Vermont

University of New South Wales

University Medical Center Utrecht


National Institute for Medical Research Development

NeuroImaging and Analysis Group

Tehran University of Medical Sciences