Collaborate With Us
The Mesulam Center houses multiple resources for collaborative research on cognitive aging and dementia. These include well-characterized cognitively normal or cognitively impaired research participants, neuropathologic specimens, blood samples, neuroimaging, and other biomarker data, and cognitive and behavioral data, many of which are collected longitudinally.
All applications for collaboration are reviewed by the Mesulam Center's Executive Committee, which evaluates the applications for scientific merit and justification, the likelihood of research leading to publications and/or grant applications, source of funding for the proposed study (NIH is priority), and availability of the requested resources.
All collaborators are requested to share data as appropriate with the Center.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mesulam Center was unable to complete in-person research visits with research participants. The Mesulam Center has slowly started to bring research participants back for in-person visits and continues to navigate the pandemic's challenges. At this time, we will not be referring human participants to collaborative studies. We plan to re-evaluate this policy in January 2022. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your Mesulam Center collaborator(s).
Steps for collaborating with the Mesulam Center
- Read the Guidelines and Policies for Collaborators.
- Contact the appropriate Mesulam Center faculty member to begin a dialogue about your collaborative submission. This dialogue must occur before submitting a collaborative application to ensure that your collaboration or project is feasible.
- Once you receive approval from your Mesulam Center faculty member(s) to submit a collaborative application, assemble the necessary information and documents for submitting a complete collaborative application.
- Submit your collaborative application.
|Applications Due||Executive Committee Dates|
|May 20||May 5|
|June 17||June 3|
|July 15||July 1|
|August 19||August 5|
|September 23||September 9|
|October 14||September 30|
|November 18||November 4|
|December 16||December 2|
Important Things to Note
Read the Policy
If you wish to collaborate with the Mesulam Center, you must first read our policy and guidelines.
Key Dates and Timeline
2021 applications are due by: August 5, September 9, September 30, November 4, or December 2.
We house multiple resources for collaborative research on cognitive aging and dementia.
Submit an Application
Remember to review our policy and guidelines before submitting an application to ensure you have all the materials and information required.
Timeline for Collaborative Applications
Discuss with a Mesulam Center faculty member(s)
Prepare for application submission
Gather all necessary information and documents in order to ensure your application is complete and will not lead to any follow-up questions and/or edits. A PDF of the application can be viewed here.