Data use agreement

I REQUEST ACCESS TO DATA collected by the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC). I make this request for the purpose of scientific investigation, teaching, or planning of clinical research studies. In making this request, I agree to the following terms:

  1. I will receive access to de-identified data and will not attempt to establish the identity of, or attempt to contact, any of the NACC subjects. Further, I will not attempt to identify specific Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs), unless NACC has approved such identification as part of my project's protocol.
  2. I understand that distributing these data in any manner to a third party is strictly prohibited, and therefore I will not distribute these data beyond the uses outlined in this agreement. A third party is defined as anyone who is not a collaborator or co-author on the analysis defined in my proposal that has been submitted to NACC.
  3. I will require anyone on my team who uses these data (i.e., any collaborator or co-author on the analysis defined in the proposal that I have submitted to NACC) to comply with all the terms of this Data Use Agreement. If I receive an unrestricted data set for non-commercial entities and non-commercial research projects, I understand that I am strictly prohibited from sharing these data with collaborators associated with commercial companies for use by that company.
  4. I will respond promptly and accurately to NACC requests for updates on the status of my analysis.
  5. I will comply with any rules and regulations imposed by my institution and its institutional review board in requesting these data, and I will report any use or disclosure of NACC data not permitted by this Agreement. The report, containing full details of the breach, will be made by email to within 15 days of my becoming aware of such use or disclosure.
  6. I acknowledge that NACC data do not constitute a population-based sample but rather are best thought of as a case series.
  7. I will review the data documentation provided by NACC and consult with NACC research scientists in order to ensure the accurate use and description of NACC data in my analysis, as well as to ensure the understanding of subtle data complexities such as missing data, loss to follow-up, and differences due to form version changes.
  8. I understand that any data I download may change as new quality assurance measures are implemented and data records are updated.

If I publish abstracts using data from NACC, I further agree to the following:

  1. I will acknowledge the NACC grant number, and the ADCs as the source of the data, in the abstract.
  2. I will submit my abstract to the NACC Publications System for tracking purposes.
  3. I will acknowledge the NACC grant and Center support by including the statement provided below in any resulting poster or presentation.

If I publish manuscripts using data from NACC, I further agree to the following:

  1. I will acknowledge the NACC grant and Center support by including the following statement in the acknowledgments section of the manuscript:

    The NACC database is funded by NIA/NIH Grant U24 AG072122. NACC data are contributed by the NIA-funded ADCs:

    • P50 AG005131 (PI James Brewer, MD, PhD)
    • P50 AG005133 (PI Oscar Lopez, MD)
    • P50 AG005134 (PI Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD)
    • P50 AG005136 (PI Thomas Grabowski, MD)
    • P50 AG005138 (PI Mary Sano, PhD)
    • P50 AG005142 (PI Helena Chui, MD)
    • P50 AG005146 (PI Marilyn Albert, PhD)
    • P50 AG005681 (PI John Morris, MD)
    • P30 AG008017 (PI Jeffrey Kaye, MD)
    • P30 AG008051 (PI Thomas Wisniewski, MD)
    • P50 AG008702 (PI Scott Small, MD)
    • P30 AG010124 (PI John Trojanowski, MD, PhD)
    • P30 AG010129 (PI Charles DeCarli, MD)
    • P30 AG010133 (PI Andrew Saykin, PsyD)
    • P30 AG010161 (PI David Bennett, MD)
    • P30 AG012300 (PI Roger Rosenberg, MD)
    • P30 AG013846 (PI Neil Kowall, MD)
    • P30 AG013854 (PI Robert Vassar, PhD)
    • P50 AG016573 (PI Frank LaFerla, PhD)
    • P50 AG016574 (PI Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD)
    • P30 AG019610 (PI Eric Reiman, MD)
    • P50 AG023501 (PI Bruce Miller, MD)
    • P50 AG025688 (PI Allan Levey, MD, PhD)
    • P30 AG028383 (PI Linda Van Eldik, PhD)
    • P50 AG033514 (PI Sanjay Asthana, MD, FRCP)
    • P30 AG035982 (PI Russell Swerdlow, MD)
    • P50 AG047266 (PI Todd Golde, MD, PhD)
    • P50 AG047270 (PI Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD)
    • P50 AG047366 (PI Victor Henderson, MD, MS)
    • P30 AG049638 (PI Suzanne Craft, PhD)
    • P30 AG053760 (PI Henry Paulson, MD, PhD)
    • P30 AG066546 (PI Sudha Seshadri, MD)
    • P20 AG068024 (PI Erik Roberson, MD, PhD)
    • P20 AG068053 (PI Marwan Sabbagh, MD)
    • P20 AG068077 (PI Gary Rosenberg, MD)
    • P20 AG068082 (PI Angela Jefferson, PhD)
    • P30 AG072958 (PI Heather Whitson, MD)
    • P30 AG072959 (PI James Leverenz, MD)
  2. I will submit my manuscript to the NACC Publications System for the required brief administrative
    review and for tracking purposes prior to submitting my manuscript to a journal.
  3. I will ensure the proper submission of all published work to PubMed Central (PMC) in order to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.

I understand that failure to abide by these guidelines will result in termination of my privileges to access NACC data. By clicking "Submit" below, I am agreeing to the terms of this Data Use Agreement.

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NACC is funded by the National Institute on Aging (U24 AG072122) and located in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Walter A. Kukull, Ph.D., Director. © 2022 University of Washington