Name of bioresource/bank
The String of Pearls Initiative; Alzheimer’s Disease: Biobank
Name of Principal Investigator
|First name||Frans / Philip|
|Last name||Verhey / Scheltens|
Address of institution where award is held
|Institution||Alzheimer Centrum Limburg|
|Street Address||Dr. Tanslaan 12|
Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)
This initiative is funded by the government.
Q1 What conditions does your resource cover?
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Neurodegenerative disease in general
Q2a What DNA collection does your resources hold?
Q2b What cell lines does your resource hold?
Q2c What tissue (including post-mortem tissue) does your resource hold?
Q3 Are human tissues/samples/DNA from
Living donors: DNA
Living donors: cerebro-spinal fluid
Q4 Are tissues/samples/DNA from
Q5 Can samples be linked to clinical (phenotypic) information and if so, is this information:
Routinely collected as medical records
In a specific study-associated dataset
Q6 In what form are samples supplied?
Primary Samples: Stabilised samples (frozen or fixed)
Secondary samples: plasma
Secondary samples: DNA
Q7 Are biomarkers/analytes/biological characteristics already measured and the information available for your samples?
Q8 What is the status of your tissue/sample/DNA collection?
Q9 What are the rules and procedures for access?
Access Committee mechanism
Local/ regional access
Access to industry
Access for pilot studies permitted
Access restricted to peer-reviewed work
Applicant needs to provide separate external ethics approval