Mayo Clinic Study of Aging

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The Mayo Clinic Study of Aging and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic are offering a data sharing opportunity for qualified researchers.

Since it began in 2004, the Study of Aging has enrolled more than 5,000 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, without a previous diagnosis of dementia in their medical record who were 30 to 89 years old at the time of enrollment. About 2,800 people are active participants in the study.

The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center actively follows and examines yearly about 600 people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia related to Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular disease, Lewy body disease and frontotemporal degeneration.

The Study of Aging and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center provide a rich database of clinical, biomarker and neuropathological experience with cognitive aging. Both databases include information about cognitive and brain-aging trajectories, characterization of and outcomes for mild cognitive impairment and dementia, and insights into vascular, psychiatric and inflammatory predictors of cognitive impairment and in vivo brain pathology.

Data sharing for researchers

Data from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging and the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center are now available to qualified academic and industry researchers in order to maximize the value of the collected data.

Qualified researchers interested in these data sharing opportunities can submit a request to the Study of Aging/ADRC Executive Committee. Each request is reviewed to determine eligibility.


For more information about the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging or the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, contact:

  • Data Sharing Coordinator
    • Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
    • Mayo Clinic
      Gonda Building, 8th Floor
      200 First St. SW
      Rochester, MN 55905
    • Phone: 507-284-1324
    • Fax: 507-538-0878
    • Email: