In the U.S., 23 Clinical Research Consortium for Spinocerebellar Ataxia institutions will participate in Aim 1 of this study. Those include:

*Houston Methodist is the coordinating site for the study.

The University of Minnesota, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the University of Florida will conduct Magnetic Resonance Imaging/MRS studies of Aim 2.


The European Ataxia Study Group (EASG) is the major European multinational consortium formed to conduct clinical research on ataxia. EASG comprises more than 50 ataxia investigators from institutions across Europe and even a few in northern Africa. The University Hospital of Bonn Bonn, Germany and the Brain & Spine Institute at the Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris, France will serve as the lead coordinating centers for the European institutions and will conduct the Magnetic Resonance Imaging/MRS studies of Aim 2 in Europe. They will receive referrals from all European investigators.

Some of those institutions include:

University Hospital of Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Hôpital Erasme-Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

University College London (UCL), London, UK

Fundação Gaspar Frutuoso (FGF), University of Azores, Portugal

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

University of Essen, Essen, Germany

University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

University of Santander, Santander, Spain

University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands

2mt Software GmbH, Ulm, Germany

IXICO, London, United Kingdom

Evotek AG, Hamburg, Germany

Hôpital d’Adultes de la Timone, Marseille, France

CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Hôpital Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France

CHU d’Angers, Angers, France

Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Institute of Neurology Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

National Research Center, Cairo Egypt

Rabat Instituts, Rabat, Morocco