Frequently Asked Questions
The Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) aims to move Alzheimer’s disease (AD) innovation further and faster by connecting researchers with the data they need to develop new and better treatments and diagnostic tools for AD and related dementias.
The ADDI has three main parts Tools for Researchers, Grants, and the AD Workbench.
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The ADDI will offer grants to fund:
- Current platform partners seeking to bring new data sets to their platforms
- Current platform partners seeking to add existing data sets to the ADWB
- Researchers and organizations seeking to add new data to the ADWB
- Researchers and organizations seeking to integrate additional platforms to the ADDI and ADWB
- Opportunities to enhance or fill gaps in data sets including enabling broader demographically representative datasets
- Data-science projects that use and highlight the capabilities of the ADWB
- Data Use Agreement templates to ease access for new contributors
Alzheimer’s disease Workbench (ADWB) FAQs
The Alzheimer’s Disease Workbench (ADWB) is an open, inclusive, global, and easy-to-use set of tools that make it possible for AD researchers around the world to share data and resources.
Any qualified researcher or data scientist can click here to explore the AD Workbench. Additional permissions may be required to access some of the datasets within the AD Workbench and to access a workspace.
The registration process is automatic, permissions for data and workspaces are not automated and includes a review process.
It varies depending on the dataset. You can find instructions in each dataset description in the AD Workbench.
Users can search, analyze, and manage existing datasets; save their work; upload and share new datasets and code; and allocate their workload to a virtual machine.
To publish the work created leveraging ADWB, please cite ADDI website. Here is an example in APA format.
Alzheimer’s disease workbench. (2020) . Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative [Web site]. Retrieved from
If datasets made available via ADWB are used during the analysis, it is required to cite them separately. Please contact the respective data owners for the specifics of the citation information.
Data owner information can be found in the metadata section of the dataset on FAIR portal.