PPMI Biosamples Webinar Posted

On Monday, December 15th, PPMI’s principal investigator, Ken Marek, MD, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Mark Frasier, PhD held the PPMI Progress Update: Available Data and Biosamples webinar.  The presentation covered an overview of PPMI, some initial findings, and the process for accessing the PPMI clinical data, imaging data, and biospecimens.  A recording of the webinar is now available on PPMI Presentations.

The webinar gave detailed, practical guidance on the steps necessary to request samples and data, addressed some of the most frequently asked questions.  Some of the key takeaways included:

  • Requests for samples are evaluated every other month by the PPMI Biospecimen Review Committee (BRC). Reviews for 2015 will be held in January, March, May, July, September, and November. To be considered for the January review, please submit your application by January 6th.
  • Sample requests approved by the BRC are made available to researchers at no cost.
  • Researchers can request funding from The Michael J. Fox Foundation during the sample requesting process, but this is not required.

If you watch the webinar and have additional questions, you are always welcome to contact us