NCRAD History and Mission
The goal of the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD) is to support research focused on the etiology, early detection and therapeutic development for Alzheimer disease and related dementias. To accomplish this goal, in 1990, NCRAD was funded by the National Institutes on Aging (NIA). NCRAD is a national resource where clinical information and biological materials, such as DNA, plasma, serum, RNA, CSF, cell lines and brain tissue can be stored and requested. NCRAD currently maintains samples from individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias as well as healthy controls.