The Data Coordinating Center (DCC) is located at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and is responsible for the design, management, quality control, and accuracy of the Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium (TARCC) data made available for investigator analysis. Data reporting and distribution are designed to meet the needs of investigators and research projects as approved by the TARCC Steering Committee and the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Coordinators at member sites are responsible for submitting data to the DCC from TARCC research projects. Lab information is merged with the clinical, demographic, and neuropsychological data in the TARCC database.
The Tissue Bank is located at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and manages all sample processing, DNA extraction, APOE genotyping, handling, storage and shipment for the dedicated TARCC bio-banking facility. Freezerworks software is used to track submitted lab samples and updates records when samples are distributed for special analyses. The Tissue Bank ensures samples are maintained for current and future research interests requiring DNA, whole blood, plasma, and serum on the TARCC cohort. Biodata are reported to the DCC and merged with other participant data elements that are available for analysis.