The Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh is under the direction of Nancy J. Minshew, MD., an internationally recognized expert in autism. Dr. Minshew is continuing to work with a team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh, Drs. Mark Strauss, Susan Campbell, Carla Mazefsky, Shaun Eack and Bernie Devlin; Carnegie Mellon University Drs. Marcel Just, Marlene Behrmann and Tom Mitchell; and Duquesne University Dr. Diane Williams, to search for the cognitive, neurological and genetic basis of autism. This center has several current research programs that are actively recruiting participants.
This center contributes to the National Database for Autism Research NDAR, a secure research data repository promoting data sharing and collaboration among ASD investigators.
The following video will give you a better understanding of the goals
National Database for Autism Research (NDAR)