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 NCRAD as a national repository in order to facilitate access by qualified investigators to biospecimens for use in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia studies.
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.
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. NCRAD staff can work with an 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.
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 should contact NCRAD for approval to bank their collection with us.