National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD)
National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD). This NIH-funded repository provides resources that help researchers identify the genes that contribute to Alzheimer’s and related dementias. NCRAD collects and maintains biological specimens and associated data on study volunteers from a variety of sources, such as participants enrolled at the ADRCs, as well as those in the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) study, the ARTFL LEFFTDS Longitudinal Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (ALLFTD) study, and other Alzheimer’s and related dementias studies. Biological samples banked at NCRAD include but are not limited to DNA, plasma, serum, RNA, CSF, cell lines (PBMCs, iPSCs, LCLs, etc.), and brain tissue. Since it was funded over 30 years ago, NCRAD has received requests for more than 375,000 biological samples and has sent samples to more than 250 approved investigators and research centers across the world.