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dependable and uniform services for diverse samples

Unlock the full potential of your research with the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD). NCRAD serves as a national resource where researchers can store and access an extensive collection of clinical information and biological materials. Our repository houses a diverse array of samples, including DNA, plasma, serum, RNA, CSF, cell lines, stool and brain tissue. These invaluable resources enable scientists to conduct cutting-edge investigations and accelerate their research efforts.

The NCRAD Advantage: Accelerating Your Research

Diverse Array of Samples

Conduct cutting-edge research with a diverse range of samples—DNA, plasma, cells, and more.

Rigorous Process

Trust our industry-leading approach to ensure uniform sample collection, processing, and storage.

Responsive Team

Receive unparalleled support from our responsive team, ensuring a seamless research experience.

Cross-Lab Analysis

Advance ADRD research with standardized procedures and cross-laboratory comparability.


Bank Samples

Store and expand your research potential with NCRAD's diverse sample bank. We operate with state-of-the-art storage and processing.

Bank samples with NCRAD
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Access Samples

Easily access samples banked at NCRAD, a vast collection with user-friendly catalogs for cutting-edge investigations.

Access biospecimens from NCRAD

Biomarker Analysis

Unlock reliable biomarker insights with NCRAD's Biomarker Assay Laboratory (BAL). Standardized processing and cross-laboratory comparability studies ensure impactful research results.

Learn more about the Biomarker Assay Laboratory
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Coordination Services

Your research journey, coordinated. NCRAD's services guide you from training to sample processing and beyond. Access resources for efficient study banking and impactful research. 

Explore coordination services at NCRAD
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iPSCs & Fibroblasts

Tap into the potential of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and fibroblasts to unlock new research opportunities. Learn how to deposit or request these valuable resources and propel your studies forward.

Learn about the NCRAD iPSC Initiative