The National Eye Institute (NEI) Announces the Availability of Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS) Genetic Data Sets

Notice Number: NOT-EY-07-003

Key Dates
Release Date:  May 31, 2007

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The National Eye Institute (NEI) has made available Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) Project datasets (genotype-phenotype datasets and pre-computed analyses) through the open-access section of dbGaP, which was developed and is operated by the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Now NEI announces the release of individual-level genotype, phenotype, and environmental data from for research purposes to qualified investigators through the controlled-access section of dbGaP on June 6, 2007.

Researchers may request access to the individual-level data from AREDS Project through the dbGaP data access request system. More information about the data access request process is available in NOT-LM-07-001(


For information regarding this notice, please contact:

Hemin R. Chin, Ph.D.
Director, Ocular Genetics and Center Core Grant Programs
Division of Extramural Research
National Eye Institute
Suite 1300, 5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD  20892-9300

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