Unified AMP PD Cohorts

The foundation of AMP PD is predicated on Parkinson’s disease (PD) related study data that is collected,AMPPDVennD harmonized, and made accessible for identifying new biomarkers and developing new treatments for PD. Overcoming challenges associated with resources, time and cost, and data availability is made possible through the collective efforts of the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) BioFIND study, Harvard Biomarkers Study (HBS), the National Institute on Aging (NIA) International Lewy Body Dementia Genetics Consortium Genome Sequencing in Lewy body dementia case-control cohort (LBD), the MJFF LRRK2 Cohort Consortium (LCC), the NINDS Parkinson's disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP), MJFF Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), and the NINDS Study of Isradipine as a Disease Modifying Agent in Subjects With Early Parkinson Disease, Phase 3 (STEADY-PD3), and the Study of Urate Elevation in Parkinson’s Disease, Phase 3 (SURE-PD3).

When unified, data from these eight cohorts offer the PD research community unprecedented access to a large, harmonized dataset with common clinical and genomic data, bridging the gap between prohibitive individual research constraints with large-scale, state-of-the-art analysis.


Introduction to the Cohorts

BioFIND Photo card

An observational, cross-sectional, and multi-center study of biomarkers in moderate to advanced PD and control subjects.

HBS Photo Card

A powerful incubator for biomarker discovery and precision neurology that can speed up the biomarker test cycle from years to weeks.

LBD Photo Card

Genomic study to extend modern gene discovery methods to Lewy body dementia (LBD).

LCC Photo Card

Created to assemble and study groups of people with and without Parkinson’s disease who carry mutations in the LRRK2 gene.

PDBP Photo Card

Developed to accelerate the discovery of promising new diagnostic and progression biomarkers for Parkinson's disease.

PPMI Photo Card

Longitudinal study, contributing comprehensive clinical and imaging data and biological samples to the research community.

STEADY PD Photo Card

A randomized Phase 3, 2-arm, double-blind, parallel group trial with subjects randomized to Isradipine immediate release 5 mg or matching placebo twice daily for 36 months.

SURE PD Photo Card

Study of Urate Elevation in Parkinson's Disease, Phase 3 (SURE-PD3) was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of urate-elevating inosine treatment to slow clinical decline in early PD.

Cohort key criteria selection graphic


Cohort Data & Genetic Criteria

All AMP PD Cohorts provided clinical data and at least one set of DNA, RNA, and Proteomic assay data. The following criteria was used to assess each of the four Cohorts and provides additional details for why each was selected and found suitable for inclusion:

  • Relevance to PD research
  • Dataset size (cases and controls)
  • Patient consent includes approval for broad data-sharing of de-identified clinical and molecular data
  • Adherence to the AMP PD DUC
  • Longitudinal study method
  • Uniform and standardized clinical data collection instruments
  • Biosample availability with quality control metrics
  • Inclusive of pathological sample data
  • Cost-benefit analysis regarding storage, data harmonization, and analytical costs is in the interest of the AMP PD community

Unified cohort matrix & key contributions