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Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBDP)

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
University of Washington
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier:
First received: December 26, 2007
Last updated: March 30, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
The Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBDP) stores brain and other tissues/samples (e.g. blood and CSF) from deceased individuals who have participated in longitudinal research studies, as well as other select participants. These individuals have donated their tissues in order to aid scientific research. Through the collection of central and peripheral nervous tissues as well as (in select cases) skeletal muscle tissue, the WBDP strives to advance the knowledge of diseases of memory disorders, such as Alzheimer's Disease. Brain donations are needed from healthy individuals, as well as those affected by diseases of the nervous system.

Alzheimer's Disease Mild Cognitive Impairment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBDP)

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Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Brain tissue, blood, cerebrospinal fluid, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and skeletal muscles, central/peripheral nervous tissue, as well as skeletal muscle tissue.

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: March 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The WBDP strives to provide well-characterized tissues/samples to researchers. The WBDP is aligned with the longitudinal research study of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) in Madison, Wisconsin as well as other studies associated with the ADRC.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants agree to autopsy and brain/tissue/sample donation for research purposes only.
Individuals enrolled in the longitudinal study of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), additional studies affiliated with the ADRC, or select additional donors are invited to participate.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00585572

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Shahriar Salamat, MD PHD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison Identifier: NCT00585572     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2010-0037
H-2010-0037 ( Other Identifier: IRB )
Study First Received: December 26, 2007
Last Updated: March 30, 2017

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
Normal Tissues/Brains
Motor Neuron Disease
Healthy Control Volunteers
Populations At Risk

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Cognition Disorders
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on August 22, 2017