Neuroimmunology Branch Repository

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) ) Identifier:
First received: April 19, 2012
Last updated: February 7, 2015
Last verified: January 2015


- Information and samples collected from participants in medical research studies can be useful even after the original study is complete. Researchers can use the information and samples to learn more about multiple sclerosis or other immune system disorders. They can also be used for research into other disorders. Researchers would like to get permission to use samples collected from older studies to launch new lines of research.


- To look at information and samples from earlier National Institutes of Health Neuroimmunology Branch studies.


- People who provided samples and medical information for earlier studies.


  • Researchers will contact people who took part in earlier studies. Researchers will ask if they can study previously collected data and samples.
  • Data and samples may include physical exam data and psychological test results. Imaging study results are included. Preserved samples of body fluids and tissues may be studied. These include blood and urine samples.
  • No new treatment will be provided as part of this research study.

HTLV-1 Infection
Multiple Sclerosis
Neurologic Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: NIB Repository Protocol

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Data samples will be analyzed as approved under original protocol and as amended with IRB approval. Data and samples that were obtained with consent for this study or with approval for future use may be analyzed on site or sent to a repository.

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: July 2011
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Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Subjects who previously participated in NIH protocols for whom we have samples or data whose wishes regarding use of their samples/data for research other than that specified in the initial protocol is not known, or where we would like to use their samples or data for purposes other than those they have consented for may be enrolled in this protocol if they are able to be contacted and consent to additional use of their samples or data.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01581567

United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Avindra Nath, M.D. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)