Apply to Bank with NCRAD

The National Institute of Health (NIH) advocates making available to the public the results and accomplishments of the activities that it funds. NIH assures that research resources developed with public funds become readily available to the broader research community in a timely manner for further research, development, application, and secondary data analysis in the expectation that this will lead to products and knowledge to benefit to the public health. Resources expected to be shared include data and biological materials collected and pertinent methods of analysis. A branch of the NIH, the National Institute on Aging (NIA), supports the National Cell Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease (NCRAD) as a national repository in order to facilitate access by qualified investigators to samples and Associated Phenotypic Data for the study of the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

NCRAD can receive collections for new, ongoing, or closed samples. Current sample types banked at NCRAD can be found here. If the sample type needed for your project is not listed, please contact us to see if we can add it. We are always eager to expand our collections.

Please contact alzstudy@iu.edu to find out more information about prices and services offered.

NCRAD encourages investigators to contact us when they are writing their grant to find out about our prices and available services. NCRAD is glad to write a letter of support for the grant application as well.

Upon receiving funding, investigators can apply to the NCRAD Executive Committee for approval to bank their collection with NCRAD. The application can be downloaded here.

NCRAD can work with the investigator to develop or assist in the development of the Manual of Procedures, site training modules, and sample collection kits.

There are times when a study must relocate their samples. In these instances, NCRAD can work with the primary study site to ensure the transition is smooth.

NCRAD can work with the investigator to develop or assist in the development of the new Manual of Procedures, site training modules regarding changes, and new sample collection kits.

Investigators can apply to the NCRAD Executive Committee for approval to bank their collection with NCRAD. The application can be downloaded here.

NCRAD can receive samples from a closed study that does not have the funding or capability to continue to maintain or distribute samples themselves.

Investigators can apply to the NCRAD Executive Committee for approval to bank their collection with NCRAD. The application can be downloaded here.

Please submit all completed applications to alzstudy@iu.edu. A NCRAD staff member will review the application and provide feedback prior to submitting to the NCRAD Executive Committee.

The NCRAD Executive Committee will review each application to provide NCRAD and NIA with recommendations that will allow those samples that are most likely to be requested by researchers to be included in NCRAD.