The ARC was founded in 1998 and is situated within the School of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Cambridge. It brings together all the scientists working on mental imbalance from around the University of Cambridge. It has major collaborations with many other universities, and works closely with clinical services. The ARC has around 30 researchers and support staff who work in the disciplines cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, paediatrics, neonatology, genetics, bioinformatics, endocrinology, proteomics, and biochemistry. It uses cutting edge innovation in these examinations, including functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI and sMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), event-related potentials (ERPs), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), whole genome sequencing, ultrasound scanning, amniocentesis, and gaze-tracking. The ARC is collaborated with the Autism Research Trust, the National Autistic Society and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust. The ARC receives major share of the funding from Medical Research Council (MRC), the Wellcome Trust, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Autism Research Trust, among other sponsors. The Patrons of the ARC are novelist Nick Hornby, musician Jools Holland, actor Daniel Radcliffe, the geneticist James Watson, theatre and film director Stephen Poliakoff, footballer Pat Nevin, and novelist Philip Pullman.