Information and Resources for Researchers

The Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), funded by the National Institute on Aging, serves as a shared resource to promote, enable, and enhance interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias. Our strategy of deep phenotyping draws together multiple levels of biological data from individual volunteers with and without cognitive impairment, who are followed over time. We enroll healthy older volunteers as well as volunteers with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Lewy body disease.

The Stanford ADRC houses a rich array of data and banked samples.  These are available for collaborative research on Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias.  Our ADRC is committed to sharing de-identified resources with Stanford investigators and with other qualified U.S. and international researchers to support research on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.  

Resources can be broadly categorized as 1) data and 2) biological specimens.   Biological specimens can be linked to de-identified data from individual ADRC participants, including demographic, clinical, neuropsychological, imaging and biomarker data.   Further Information on our resources is given below.

Clinical, neuropsychological, and imaging resources

(updated 7/15/2021)

Biospecimen, tissue, and cell line resources


Resource requests can be made by completing our online form, and Stanford ADRC staff will then contact you about steps needed to move forward. Resource recipients agree to acknowledge the Stanford ADRC in all publications and presentations that make use of these resources:  Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, NIH grant P30 AG066515.