ADNI is governed by a Steering Committee comprised of the PI, all funded Core leaders, all site PIs, representatives of the NIH and FDA, and representatives of the companies contributing funding (observers only). Together, with the Executive Committee and the Industry Scientific Advisory Board, these bodies ensure that the ADNI project adheres to the study design and methodology laid out in the grant submission.

Achieving the aims of the ADNI study would not be possible without the collaboration of hundreds of researchers, staff, industry advisors and research volunteers.

Learn more about the ADNI governance:

ADNI Organization

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government’s effort by conducting and supporting research on the biomedical, social and behavioral issues of older people. The NIA provides information on age-related cognitive change and neurodegenerative disease specifically through the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center.

Steering Committee
ADNI Steering Committee Meetings take place annually in the Spring. Get the presentations.

Executive Committee
The day-to-day operations of the initiative are directed by the Principle Investigator, Michael W. Weiner, and the Executive Committee which consists of the PIs of the Center and Cores.

Private Partner Scientific Board
The ADNI Private Partner Scientific Board (PPSB), convened by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, serves as a forum for open dialogue as it relates to the project’s progress and new trends in research and development as it relates to the field of Alzheimer’s disease.  If you have any questions about the PPSB or how to become a member, please contact Julie Wolf-Rodda at Current PPSB partners include:

Alzheimer’s AssociationAlzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Amorfix Life Sciences Ltd.


Biogen Idec

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Eisai Inc.

Elan Pharmaceuticals

Eli Lilly and Company

F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.

GE Healthcare



IXICO Ltd.Institut de Recherches Internationales Servier

Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy

Johnson & Johnson


Merck and Co.

Meso-Scale Diagnostics

NeuroRx Research

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Pfizer, Inc.

Piramal Imaging