If you are interested in using data from the RADC, please review the Data and Resource Sharing Policy as well as the Data and Biologic Material Transfer Agreement before submitting a request for data or specimens. You will need to create an account (with username and password) to use the request system.
No screening for infectious agents has been performed on tissues or bodily fluids provided by the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. Any material shared is understood to be experimental in nature and may have hazardous properties. It is essential that the recipient takes appropriate precautions when handling samples from human subjects.
Several types of biospecimens are available from ante-mortem and post-mortem from RADC cohorts, including the following types:
External requests for blood-based biospecimens are currently not being reviewed due to limited availability.
The application process is implemented through a web-based form. As each page is completed the form is saved. Any page can be updated at any time before the form is submitted.
From this point on, the web system will direct the next steps. The system will send updates to email address of primary investigator. You may want to consider using the address of another staff member who will be in charge of tracking progress.
Committee - Your request will be reviewed by the RADC Resource Distribution Committee
3 outcomes (all notified to applicant via email)
The next three steps can be occurring simultaneously following approval.
After agreement is fully executed and saved on file at Rush, you will receive your data.
The Data and Specimen Sharing Agreements with the National Institutes of Health require Rush investigators to track the distribution of all data and specimens, including the recipients' grant numbers and funding.
If you have any questions about any of the below items, please contact RADC Data Sharing Coordinator Greg Klein at Gregory_Klein@rush.edu.