Research Documents & SOPs

Study Documentation

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Clinical protocol currentThis document provides an overview of the PPMI protocol. Much of the protocol initiated in 2010 remains the same but significant changes have occurred over the years. For an understanding of changes with each protocol amendment, review the archived versions linked here.Archive
Schedule of activities (SOAs)The frequency of study visits and what assessment occurred at each visit. Many of the schedule of activities and assessments initiated in 2010 remain the same but several changes have occurred over the years. For an understanding of changes made to the assessments and schedule of activities, review the archived versions linked here.Archive
Case report forms (CRFs)The forms that were used to collect information about specific assessments and other variables, and a guide to how those forms are completed. This packet of CRFs may not represent all data points collected at a given visit. For an understanding of other versions of the forms review the archived versions linked here.Archive

Operations Manuals and Specimen Processing Maps

Step-by-step detail of the sample collection processes to guide PPMI cores and clinical sites in following the study protocol.

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GeneralOperations Manual Prior version
BiologicsBiologics ManualDetails of acquisition procedures for blood, CSF, urine, and skin biopsies.Archive
Pathology ManualDetails of brain donation, collection, analysis, and storage managed by PPMI Pathology Core. 
GeneticsGenetics ManualDetails of genetic processing. 
SpecimensCell Lines Manual of Procedures 
CSF Processing MapStudy processing maps 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.Prior version
DNA Processing MapPrior version
RNA Processing MapPrior version
Plasma Processing MapPrior version
Serum Processing MapPrior version
Urine Processing Map 
Whole Blood Processing MapPrior version
Fibroblast and IPSCs NYSCF Processing Map 
Fibroblast and IPSCs CDI Processing Map 
PBMC Processing Map 
Tissue Processing Map 
Biospecimen Processing Map ManualPrior version
Imaging (Molecular and Structural)MRICurrent MRI Acquisition protocol.Prior version - August 2020
Prior version - Jan 2015
DTICurrent DTI Acquisition protocol. 
SPECTDopamine transporter SPECT protocol. Independent Review Charter can be found here.Prior version - Oct 2020
Prior version - July 2020

Other PPMI Program Protocols

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PPMI OnlineA longitudinal study of patient reported outcomes (PROs) administered online, including people with and without PD.

Data and Biospecimen Use Agreements and Policies

Ancillary Studies

For documents related to ancillary studies, go to the Ancillary Studies page.