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leverage Your Studies with NCRAD's Sample Banking

At NCRAD, we take pride in our rigorous procedures and researcher-friendly approach to sample banking. From new studies to closed studies, we're here to assist you every step of the way. NCRAD can receive collections of new, ongoing, or closed samples. We offer a range of services to support research studies at different stages. Learn more below.

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Who Can Bank

New Studies Looking for a Repository

Investigators are encouraged to contact us when they are writing their grant to find out about NCRAD’s prices and available services. NCRAD is glad to write a letter of support for the grant application as well. Our staff can work with or assist an investigator to develop the Manual of Procedures, site training modules, and sample collection kits.

Ongoing Studies Relocating Samples to NCRAD

There are times when a study must relocate their samples. In these instances, NCRAD can work with the primary study site to ensure a smooth transition. NCRAD can work with the investigator when developing the new Manual of Procedures, site training modules regarding changes, and new sample collection kits..

Closed Studies Seeking a Home for Their Samples

NCRAD can receive samples from a closed study that does not have the funding or capability to continue to maintain or distribute samples themselves. To transfer a closed study, the investigator should contact us for approval.

Sample Types We Bank

Genomic DNA

Cell Line DNA









Frozen/Fixed Brain Tissue


NCRAD can receive many types of biological specimens.
Curious about a specific sample type? Click below to learn more:

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Apply to Bank

Complete the NCRAD Budget Request Survey to receive a quote for your project. Ready to begin?

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Sharing Alzheimer's Research Resource

NCRAD is supported as a national repository by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a branch of the National Institute of Health (NIH), giving qualified investigators access to biospecimens for use in Alzheimer's disease and related dementia studies. As a researcher banking your samples with NCRAD, it is crucial to ensure transparency in accordance with NIH guidelines.

The NIH promotes sharing the outcomes of its funded activities, including data, biological materials, and analysis methods, with the broader research community. This ensures timely access for further research, development, application, and data analysis, all aimed at advancing public health.

View NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Genomics Sharing PlanRead about NCRAD’s recommended consent language

Explore Further

Don’t see the sample types you need? Have Questions? We're Here to Help!

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or need further assistance.
Our team is ready to support your research endeavors.