Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease

Collaborative Request

About the Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC)

The Northwestern Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC) supports collaborations based on the ADC Core resources of older cognitively healthy and cognitively impaired research participants, tissue obtained from participants (e.g., blood, DNA, post mortem brain), neuroimaging, clinical/demographic and neuropsychological data. Collaboration requests are reviewed by the ADC Executive Committee who evaluates scientific merit, likelihood of research leading to publications and/or grant applications, and availability of the requested resources. Investigators should discuss their projects with the relevant ADC Core leader prior to submitting a collaborative request to ensure feasibility. Also, please carefully read the conditions of collaboration to make sure you are in agreement prior to submission. To view a PDF of the application, click here.

To submit a collaborative request, please complete the Collaboration Request Form.

Resources Available at the ADC

Clinical and Data Cores

Neuropathological Core


Neuroimaging Core:

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center

The Northwestern ADC is one of 30 centers funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and a contributor to the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC), housed at the University of Washington in Seattle. All centers administer a standardized set of procedures, known as the Uniform Data Set of the NIA Alzheimer Disease Centers program. The data collected include important information about memory changes with aging, longitudinal changes over time, and many variables that might contribute to different trajectories of cognitive aging (e.g., years of education, medical history, family history, cognitive test performance). For more details on what variables are available through our ADC, please refer to the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center.