Study Protocol and Schedule
PPMI was designed with a strong focus on developing standardized protocols for collecting, transferring and storing clinical and imaging data and biological samples. The following documents outline the overall goals, objectives and processes involved in the study to guide the PPMI Clinical Sites in the collection of data and specimens:
Data Collection Standards and Processes
The following documents have been developed to provide step-by-step detail of the sample collection processes to guide PPMI Cores and Clinical Sites in following the study protocol:
In addition, the study processing maps below outline the path each sample will take through the acquisition, aliquoting, storage and shipping processes from the Clinical Sites to the study biorepository and, eventually, to the researcher.
Data and Biospecimen Use Agreements and Policies
The success of PPMI hinges on the sharing of research results from the widespread use of the data and specimens. Below are links to the policies that govern the use of PPMI data and specimens:
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