The ADRC program
The National Institute on Aging/NIH currently funds 37 ADRCs across the United States. The Centers work to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care and find ways to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each has its own research focus and recruitment protocol. However, the Centers are all required to involve their entire clinic enrollment in the Uniform Data Set (UDS) study and submit these data to NACC.
The Centers are organized in "cores" (Administrative; Clinical; Data Management & Statistics; Imaging; Neuropathology; Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement; and Biomarker) and "components" (Research Education Component).
For more information on the ADRC Program, please visit the NIA website.
Help us build a one-stop-shop for all data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRC) Program
NACC, NCRAD, and NIAGADS are eager to partner with ADRD researchers and clinicians from across the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRC) Program and beyond to build the “Data Front Door” (DFD), a one-stop-shop for all ADRC data. Our goal is to have this platform integrate and connect all ADRC data streams to NACC IDs and serve as an effective search, visualization, and access interface for this data. NCRAD and NIAGADS data will continue to be housed within the NCRAD and NIAGADS databases but biomarker and genetic metadata for all ADRC participants will be searchable through the DFD.
Our hope is that harmonizing these data streams and connecting them to NACC IDs will enable researchers to investigate and answer new questions in Alzheimer’s disease.
We welcome you to share your input in two ways:
- Sign-up to participate in one of our June/July focus groups with thought leaders from across the ADRC program
- Take the survey on Data Front Door Requirements