The National Institute on Drug Abuse, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, has established the NIDA Center for Genetic Studies, also known as the NIDA Genetic Repository, under a contract to Rutgers University, via RUCDR Infinite Biologics, and its subcontractor, Washington University School of Medicine, to produce, store, and distribute clinical data and biomaterials (DNA samples and cell lines) available in the NIDA Genetics Initiative.

Data Access

This site is divided into public and private sections as described below. To download data and gain access to the various private sections of the site you must apply for an account. Please see the Instructions for Access to Data and Biomaterials for more information. The public areas contain information about datasets available for download and the studies that generated the data. 

Public Areas

Available Data

This section describes the datasets available for download.  Please apply for access to download data.


These pages contain general information on studies associated with the Center. If you log in with a registered account you will find additional information under the Studies Admin tab on the main menu above.


These pages list all content related to the various diseases studied in the Center. This will include content from the data downloads section as well as administrative content provided you are logged in with the appropriate priveleges.


Various publications associated with studies in the Center.

Private Areas


These pages contain the latest datasets available for download. Only pages to which you have access will be listed.

Studies Administration

These pages contain administrative resources for studies in the Center. Only pages to which you have access will be listed.


These pages contain general information for members of the NIDA Genetics Consortium. Only pages to which you have access will be listed.


Any questions regarding NIDA Center for Genetic Studies should be addressed to:

John Rice, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics in Psychiatry

Any questions and/or suggestions concerning the website should be addressed to:

Sue Winkeler
Senior Data Control Coordinator

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8134
Saint Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: 314-286-2569
Fax: 314-286-2577

Participating Institutions

The National Intsitute on Drug AbuseRUCDR Infinite Biologics Washington University School of Medicine