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Empowering research with reliable and consistent sample services

The National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD) is a biorepository operated by Indiana University with funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). We store biospecimens for research that focus on the etiology, early detection, and therapeutic development for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).

NCRAD provides sample banking, accessing, and study coordination services to support ADRD research.

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Empowering ADRD Research

Empowering ADRD Research

NCRAD has a significant impact on ADRD research by facilitating the sharing and distribution of uniformly collected, high-quality biospecimens from participants across the breadth of NIA-funded dementia research. Check out an NIA program director has to say about our contributions.

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Latest Updates at NCRAD

webinar on accessing ncrad’s samples

NCRAD hosted a webinar on accessing biospecimens with us and learn more about our collection, how to access samples and data.

Introduction to our iPsc Initiative

Watch this video to learn more about the NCRAD iPSC Initiative, online catalog, and application process.

Pathways Study Latest Manual of Procedures (MOP) Uploaded!

The newest version of the study-specific Manual of Procedures is now available, as of March 2024. Explore the MOP to ensure accurate practices in sample collection, processing, and more.

Witness the progress researchers achieve by accessing NCRAD's diverse sample repository. These publications represent collaborative efforts involving contributors, patients, and families.

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Publications: Advancing Research with NCRAD Samples

Explore groundbreaking research articles and studies that have harnessed the resources and support provided by NCRAD. These publications represent significant strides in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias research.

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Additional Resources for Researchers

In the pursuit of advancing Alzheimer's disease research and support, a wealth of resources are available. Together, these resources contribute to the global effort to understand, treat, and find a cure for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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Information for Patients and Families

Discover insights, guidance, and support related to the genetics of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and FTLD. Access information about genetic testing and learn about opportunities to participate in research. Whether you or a loved one are living with dementia, have a family history, or simply want to contribute to advancing knowledge, our resources are here to assist you.

For further details, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.