NINDS Transition

The NINDS Repository  has completed a transition of the following biospecmens collections; please continue to check this page for updates:

For NINDS fibroblasts and iPSC cell lines:

NINDS fibroblast and iPSC cell lines previously available from the NINDS Repository at Coriell can now be ordered through the NINDS Human Cell and Data Repository (NHCDR) at Rutgers.

Cell line requests that were received prior to the transition will be fulfilled by the NHCDR beginning the week of April 25th, 2016.

If cell lines were previously received from Coriell and the recipient is now requesting permission to distribute these lines to a third party, please forward these requests to

For specific details about existing requests please contact Dr. Michael Sheldon

For NINDS Biomarker Repository:

Samples used for Biomarkers research (serum, plasma, CSF, RNA) are banked via BioSEND (

Requests for these samples are coordinated via the Parkinson’s Data Management Resource (PD-DMR).

For questions regarding ordering, please see, or email PDBP Ops (

Banking and requesting samples from the resource may have associated fees to offset costs of the resource. 

This page was last updated on May 17, 2016