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Research Procedures

Every study study has a unique protocol and set of required research procedures to gather the data necessary to answer the research question.  For any given study, you may be asked to undergo any or all of the following procedures. To learn more about what is involved with the most commonly used procedures in ADRD research, click on each of the links for a description, fact sheets, and videos.

Many research studies require "biomarker" assessments. These important procedures enable researchers to have objective data that provides information about structural and/or biochemical changes in the living brain tissue. To read more about the importance of biomarkers and some of the specific procedures used, click here.

Neuropsychological Tests

Lumbar Puncture (LP)

Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI)


Brain Autopsy

Longitudinal Study Documents and Forms

Research Registry Documents and Forms