​​The research centre possesses scientific skills within clinical, epidemiological, neurobiological, neuropsychological, laboratory, preclinical, translational and brain imaging research in affective disorders.

The Copenhagen Affective Disorder research Center includes four larger research groups, namely, the Bipolar Illness Onset study (the BIO group), the Depression biology group, the Neurocognition and Emotion in Affective Disorders Group (NEAD)​, and the New Interventions in Depression group.

CADIC is part of Psychiatric Center Copenhagen and University of Copenhagen.