FAQs

  1. How do I obtain access to data and biomaterials?
  2. I've been granted access to data and biomaterials. What's next?
  3. What is a Distribution and what do the numbers mean?
  4. I've signed the Distribution Agreement in the past, and have been given access to data and biomaterials. I've noticed that there is a new distribution available. When I click the link and I put in my user name and password, I am unable to gain access. Why is this?
  5. I have signed a Distribution Agreement for a disorder (example: Schizophrenia) and was granted access. Now, I would like to obtain access to different data and/or biomaterials (example: Controls). Do I sign an amendment or another Distribution Agreement?
  6. I am able to access most of this site without problems. However, when I click on certain links, I get the error message "This page cannot be displayed". What should I do?
  7. How do I submit data to the repository?
  8. I have lost my password, how do I reset it?  I don't remember my username, how do I get it back?

  1. How do I obtain access to data and biomaterials? Click here for instructions on how to obtain data and biomaterials.
     
  2. I've been granted access to data and biomaterials. What's next? After access certification, the login information, and pedigree drawings will be sent to the principal investigator via next day FedEx. Shipping information and an Excel file containing an NIMH Repository ID number and NIMH subject ID number for each subject for which biomaterial is requested should be submitted to the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) web portal at http://rucdr.rutgers.edu. The request will then be forwarded for approval to NIMH. Approved projects will be invoiced by RUCDR. For problems accessing the RUCDR web portal, please contact Ms. Dana Witt at Witt@Biology.Rutgers.Edu.
     
  3. What is a Distribution and what do the numbers mean? A distribution is a collection of studies, with access granted for the whole collection.  They are organized by disorder (e.g., Schizophrenia, Bipolar, etc.) or by theme (e.g., controls or iPSCs).  Typically, the subjects are consented to allow research for that disorder or related conditions, or for general research use as for controls or iPSCs.

    The difference between Distribution 2.0 and 3.0 is that a new study has been added, so there is an amended acknowledgement in the Distribution Agreement and Amendment to indicate this. If a user has access to Distribution 2.0, they would have to process an amendment to indicate this before getting access to Distribution 3.0. A change in the number after the decimal point indicates changes or additions without adding new studies, so an Amendment is not needed.
     
  4. I've signed the Distribution Agreement in the past, and have been given access to data and biomaterials. I've noticed that there is a new distribution available. When I click the link and I put in my user name and password, I am unable to gain access. Why is this? If you have signed a Distribution Agreement for a disorder (example: Autism 1.0), and a new distribution of that same disorder (example: Autism 2.0) has been made available, an amendment must be signed and submitted to the Genomics Resources Program Office for approval. These amendments are made available by (1) clicking Available Data (in the upper navigation bar), (2) clicking the appropriate disorder, (3) click Release Notes, (4) click Amendment.
     
  5. I have signed a Distribution Agreement for a disorder (example: Schizophrenia) and was granted access. Now, I would like to obtain access to different data and/or biomaterials (example: Controls). Do I sign an amendment or another Distribution Agreement? You must sign a new Distribution Agreement (not an amendment) in order to gain access to data and biomaterials for a disorder that you have not previously been granted access.
     
  6. I am able to access most of this site without problems. However, when I click on certain links, I get the error message "This page cannot be displayed". What should I do? Chances are you are trying to reach a page that is produced by our Oracle® database. In order to view these pages, port 6063 must be open on your server. Your institution's IS department should be able to accomplish this without issue.

  7. How do I submit data to the repository?

    The best way to send large data sets is by mailing a CD to us.  Please send to the following address:
    Sue Winkeler
    Washington University School of Medicine
    Dept. of Psychiatry
    660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8134
    St. Louis, MO 63110

  8. I have lost my password, how do I reset it?  I don't remember my username, how do I get it back? Users can now change their own password and view their authorized group access by clicking the "Sign In" option on the upper right side on the NIMH website.
     
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