Application for Biospecimens

OMB#: 0925-0766 Expiration date: 09/2026

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For information on each of the following disease types you are interested in requesting biospecimens for please see the following information pages:

Note: For access to Parkinson’s disease biospecimens, please see the PD BRAC website and its associated webform.

For questions regarding the  NINDS BRAC process please contact

The Huntington’s Disease Biospecimen Resource Acquisition Committee (HD-BRAC) will review applications received and provide feedback to all applicants.  For more information about the application process, please visit the HD Biosample Access page. For questions regarding the BRAC process please contact

You will need to submit the following as part of this web form (accepted file formats are .jpg, .jpeg .png, and .pdf):

  1. Biosketch
  2. Research Strategy (pdf, 38 kb) - (4 page limit)
  3. Table Summary of Samples of Interest (pdf, 153 kb) -  (This should include information on sample availability)


If applicable, please match the biosample request title to the title for the corresponding existing or planned grant application.
Applicant (Primary) and Institution Information
Biographical Sketch
Please upload a copy of your Biographical Sketch.
File Limit: 1
File Size Limit: 2 MB
File Types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Would you like to submit a biographical sketch for (an) additional investigator(s)?
File Limit: 3
File Size Limit: 2 MB
File Types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Research Strategy (4-page limit)
File Limit: 1
File Size Limit: 2 MB
File Types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Project Support
NIH funding support
Do you currently have NIH funding to support this research project?
Please indicate the NIH Funding institute (i.e. NINDS) from which you have received funding.
Briefly describe the source of funding to support your proposed project.
If you do not have funding, please explain your plan to apply for funding.
Letter of Support
Do you require a letter of support for this application?
Please provide the due date for this grant submission
Table Summary of Samples of Interest
File Limit: 1
File Size Limit: 2 MB
File Types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Biosamples/tissue/data requested in a table: In a table, briefly outline the number, type, and amount of biospecimens/tissue requested, including subject type (e.g. HD, control, any specific clinical parameters), visit number (if applicable), volume of sample required, and the cohort or biorepository through which the biosamples are currently available. In addition, the applicant should determine if the samples required are available through the repository prior to submitting an application.