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For Researchers

The Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (IADRC) is committed to sharing resources with internal and external investigators to further treatment development and research in Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

The IADRC encourages applications requesting access to its various resources. Questions or need guidance applying for resources? Contact the center administrator, Sarah Van Heiden

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Learn more about resource sharing at the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and get answers to questions prior to submitting a resource request.

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Resource Requests

Resource requests from researchers will be taken into consideration by the applicable Science Executive Committee. Researcher applicants can expect to be notified with receipt of a request within five business days. Researchers can expect a final status of their application within four weeks. The committee will not provide a written evaluation of proposals. A letter indicating the committee’s decision to support or not support the proposed request will be provided to the applicant, along with any special instructions and/ or requirements that must be met before resources will be released.   

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Biospecimen Requests

Investigators who request biospecimen samples must provide documentation of IRB approval or exemption status. Requests for samples will need to be reviewed and approved by the IADRC Biospecimen Sharing Committee. An investigator proposing to obtain biospecimen samples on subjects from the IADRC, must submit the corresponding resource request form to the IADRC Biospecimen Sharing Committee for review. A discussion of biospecimen sharing will occur, and documentation will be included in a decision letter provided to the researcher upon review. 

Biospecimen Requests
Physician holding sample of brain slice.

Tissue Requests

Investigators who request tissue must provide documentation of IRB approval or exemption status. Requests for additional data will need to be reviewed and approved by the IADRC Neuropathology Specimen Sharing Committee. An investigator proposing to obtain tissue samples on subjects from the IADRC, must complete and submit the corresponding resource request form to the IADRC Neuropathology Specimen Sharing Committee for review. A discussion of tissue sharing will occur, and documentation will be included in a decision letter provided to the researcher upon review. 

Sample Collection Request

Data Requests

The IADRC follows the NIH Data Sharing Policy. Similarly, the center asks that investigators using its resources share data with the IADRC. An investigator proposing to obtain data on subjects from the IADRC must complete the corresponding resource request form to the IADRC Data Sharing Committee for review. A discussion of data sharing will occur, and documentation of what data will be shared or not shared will be included in the decision letter provided to the researcher upon review. 

Data Request Form
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Checklist for Authors

Resources provided by the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center request process should use this checklist to prepare publications:

  • Include the IADRC grant citation.
  • Submit publication to IADRC for review before releasing manuscripts, meeting abstracts, or any other research results.
  • Submit publication (webpage with REDCap form). Example
  • Comply with the NIH public access policy, all authors using IADRC resources must submit their work to PubMed Central (PMC).
  • Upon publication, send a final copy of manuscript or abstract to iadrc@iu.edu

 

Approval

If a request is approved: 
  • An estimate for any costs to be incurred by the IADRC that would need to be reimbursed would be provided to the requesting lab for approval. 
  • A sharing agreement would be sent to the PI for signature. This agreement includes any limitations on the use of samples, grant acknowledgments and any other conditions if needed.
    • Once costs are approved or if there aren’t any costs to the requestor and the sharing agreement is executed, the IADRC lab would be instructed to schedule the sample/data preparation. 

 

Grant Citation

  • IADRC Acknowledgment
    In abstracts and posters, acknowledge the IADRC and the grant number, including the source of the data. 
  • For Presentations and Manuscripts

    In presentations and the acknowledgments section of manuscripts, the following statement acknowledging the NACC grant and IADRC support is required: 

    The NACC database is funded by NIA/NIH Grant U01 AG016976. NACC data are contributed by the NIA-funded ADRCs: P30 AG019610 (PI Eric Reiman, MD), P30 AG013846 (PI Neil Kowall, MD), P50 AG008702 (PI Scott Small, MD), P50 AG025688 (PI Allan Levey, MD, PhD), P50 AG047266 (PI Todd Golde, MD, PhD), P30 AG010133 (PI Andrew Saykin, PsyD), P50 AG005146 (PI Marilyn Albert, PhD), P50 AG005134 (PI Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD), P50 AG016574 (PI Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD), P50 AG005138 (PI Mary Sano, PhD), P30 AG008051 (PI Thomas Wisniewski, MD), P30 AG013854 (PI Robert Vassar, PhD), P30 AG008017 (PI Jeffrey Kaye, MD), P30 AG010161 (PI David Bennett, MD), P50 AG047366 (PI Victor Henderson, MD, MS), P30 AG010129 (PI Charles DeCarli, MD), P50 AG016573 (PI Frank LaFerla, PhD), P50 AG005131 (PI James Brewer, MD, PhD), P50 AG023501 (PI Bruce Miller, MD), P30 AG035982 (PI Russell Swerdlow, MD), P30 AG028383 (PI Linda Van Eldik, PhD), P30 AG053760 (PI Henry Paulson, MD, PhD), P30 AG010124 (PI John Trojanowski, MD, PhD), P50 AG005133 (PI Oscar Lopez, MD), P50 AG005142 (PI Helena Chui, MD), P30 AG012300 (PI Roger Rosenberg, MD), P30 AG049638 (PI Suzanne Craft, PhD), P50 AG005136 (PI Thomas Grabowski, MD), P50 AG033514 (PI Sanjay Asthana, MD, FRCP), P50 AG005681 (PI John Morris, MD), P50 AG047270 (PI Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD).

    Please do not state that “This study was supported by U01 AG016976.” This is acceptable ONLY if NACC supported a study directly by awarding funds through a NACC New Investigator grant.

  • ADGC Inclusion
    If data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC) is used, please acknowledge that grant as well (NIA/NIH Grant U01 AG032984). 

Discover

Learn about data and samples from centers and programs funded through the National Institute on Aging, including the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC), National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD), the National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) and SCAN.