For Researchers

Biospecimen requests

Human biofluids and tissue for aging and neurodegeneration research is key to bringing new knowledge into the field. Investigators may request to use CADRC biospecimen resources. Interested investigators are asked to work closely with the Neuropathology and Biomarker Cores to submit a request to use CADRC resources. The CADRC Data Management and Statistics Core presently shares data (de-identified) with the NIA national database (NACC) and independent qualified investigators within and outside the CADRC. Confidentiality of CADRC subjects is carefully protected. Investigators must agree to acknowledge NIA funding and to submit accepted manuscripts to PubMed Central. 

Early stage Investigators and trainees

The CADRC is training the next generation of investigators and physician researchers interested in aging and neurodegeneration. Our Research Education Component  program links new investigators to mentors to develop individualized training plans that will help them advance their knowledge and skills in the aging and neurodegeneration research field and guide them towards developing their own successful research programs. Our aim is to promote a highly collaborative research environment among young basic scientists and physicians.  To accomplish this, the physician trainees work directly with basic scientist mentors and develop individual projects with the goal of obtaining grant funding. The basic scientist trainees learn to secure their own grant funding under the supervision of an established researcher. They also complete additional training courses and hands-on clinical observations with physicians for experiential training linking patient care and translational research.  This unique bilateral approach ensures there will be a strong core of future researchers in the Cleveland area. Please contact the REC administrator for more information.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) also has resources for researchers who would like to tap into data and samples from all the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers.