The New York Times recently published an article on the work of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.
Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s
The key to a collaborative Alzheimer’s project was an ambitious agreement to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) was designed to facilitate the scientific evaluation of neuroimaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positron emission tomography (PET), and other biomarkers for the onset and progression of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
More information on the ADNI can be found on the initiative’s website or in this 2005 report.