The table "What We Know … What We Don't Know About Schizophrenia" is intended to be a quick resource about the knowledge base in schizophrenia research. It was originally created at Schizophrenia Research Forum in 2008 by Angus MacDonald and Chuck Schulz, in collaboration with some of their colleagues at the University of Minnesota.* The occasion was the 20th anniversary of "Schizophrenia, just the facts," an article written for the inaugural issue of Schizophrenia Research, from a team led by Richard Wyatt at St. Elizabeth's Hospital (Wyatt et al., 1988). We invited researchers to make suggestions, and based on the discussion of the initial table at SRF, MacDonald and Schulz reworked the table for an article in Schizophrenia Bulletin (MacDonald and Schulz, 2009, Open Access).
A parallel but more detailed exercise to catalog "just the facts" of schizophrenia was undertaken by Rajiv Tandon, Matcheri Keshavan, and Henry A. Nasrallah, and published in Schizophrenia Research over several years (Tandon et al. 2008a; Tandon et al. 2008b; Keshavan et al., 2008c ; Tandon et al., 2009; Tandon et al., 2010; Keshavan et al., 2011).
* The Minnesota Consensus Group comprised Angus MacDonald, S. Charles Schulz, S. Hossein Fatemi, Irving I. Gottesman, William Iacono, Daniel Hanson, Kelvin O. Lim, Peter Milev, Steve Olson, Scott Sponheim, John Vuchetich, and Tonya White.