Notice of Informational Webinar on Biosample Access and Funding Opportunities for Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Discovery

Notice Number: NOT-NS-15-028

Key Dates
Release Date: May 13, 2015

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)


This Notice is to inform the research community of an upcoming webinar on biosample availability and funding opportunities for Parkinson's Disease (PD) biomarker discovery.

The intent of the webinar is twofold: 1) to provide an overview of the extensive PD biosample resources available through the X01 opportunity (PAR-14-340); and 2) to highlight current funding opportunities for PD biomarker discovery projects from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF).

The webinar will describe the following resources, accessible through PAR-14-340, by highlighting the unique biospecimens and corresponding clinical data available for PD biomarker discovery, assay optimization and replication studies:

NINDS Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP)
MJFF Biospecimen Resources
Harvard Biomarker Study
NINDS-sponsored National Brain and Tissue Resource for PD and Related Disorders (Banner Sun Health Research Institute)

In addition, NINDS and MJFF staff will describe current funding opportunities available to support use of these biosamples for human biomarker discovery, including:

NINDS Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Program (PDBP) Discovery Projects (U01; PAR-14-259)
(MJFF project)

The webinar is optional and not required for application submission.

Webinar Information:
Date: Monday, June 8, 2015
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm ET
Webinar URL:
Conference Number: 1-866-692-3158
Participant Code: 1320253

Prospective webinar participants are encouraged to submit questions before June 4, 2015 to


Please direct all inquiries to:

Margaret Sutherland
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-5680

Katrina Gwinn
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-496-5745