Companies as well as academic researchers are using the data. There have been more than 3,200 downloads of the entire massive data set and almost a million downloads of the data sets containing images from brain scans.Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), the organization looking after the data, has a very complete policy (Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Data Sharing and Publication Policy) about their data sharing.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Alzheimer's Spinal Fluid Test and Research Data Sharing
The recent reports on being able to predict Alzheimer's (Alzheimer's predicted by spinal-fluid test -- CBC, 2010.08.10) are the direct results due to the data sharing of scores of biomedical researchers (Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s -- New York Times, 2010.08.10). The sharing included both academic researchers and drug company researchers. The data sets are available online: