The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center is dedicated to research about the cause, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. Investigators at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center focus on four main areas of research: risk factors for Alzheimer's and related disorders, the neurological basis of the disease, diagnosis and treatment.
The Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of 29 Alzheimer's disease research centers across the country designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging.
The primary goal of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center (RADC) is to facilitate high-quality, cutting edge research on Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders. Providing a user-friendly and accessible mechanism for data sharing is essential to achieving this goal. As described in the NIH Data Sharing Policy, data sharing optimizes the use of unique data, promotes high quality and innovative collaborations across institutions, and facilitates the rapid translation of research data into publicly accessible knowledge. The RADC recognizes that the AD Centers program represents a significant investment on the part of the NIA. Thus, we consider research a collaborative effort between the NIA, the AD Centers and their investigators, as well as investigators outside of the AD Centers program with new and innovative ideas that could be tested with and facilitated by the data collected by individual Centers. We believe that data sharing is critical to the success of the ongoing effort to treat and ultimately prevent AD.
If you are interested in using data or specimen from the RADC, we request that you carefully review the Data and Resource Sharing Policy as well as the Data and Biologic Material Transfer Agreements before submitting a data or a specimen request. You will need to create a username and password to use the request system.