Why join the GM1 program?
Reduce the time for GM1 gangliosidosis drug development
All your medical data in one place
Follow new clinical trials
Make your de-identified health information part of multiple research projects
Our work with GM1 research
GM1 gangliosidosis (sometimes known as Landing disease) is an inherited lysosomal storage disorder that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers have classified the condition into three major types based on the age when symptoms first appear: infantile (type 1), juvenile (type 2) and adult onset or chronic (type 3). Type 1 appears around the age of six months and is the most severe. There is currently no effective medical treatment for GM1 gangliosidosis.
The RDMD GM1 gangliosidosis program is in the pilot stage, in partnership with the Cure GM1 Foundation and the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, to grow knowledge about the condition that could help develop treatments.
How it works
1. Sign up
Create your private account and review our research consent (takes about 10 minutes)
2. We get to work
We do all the behind-the-scenes work to retrieve and process your records
3. Empower research
Track your contribution to research projects and, based on your records, find out if you qualify for new clinical trials based on your records
Our values & principles.
We believe that the only way to keep data accessible to the researchers who need it is by enabling patients to own and control their own data. Patients decide for themselves whether they want to privately and securely contribute to research, rather than having the decision made on their behalf.
We aim to make useful data accessible to all researchers who have legitimate research questions or research programs. For academic research, we offer access without charge. We take research ethics seriously, and we have policies in place to ensure that research is conducted with integrity.
We don’t like to take sides—we give all members of the community the option to get involved. Success in rare disease research takes a village and we always welcome additional collaborators who can advance and benefit from the mission.
Our primary mission is to accelerate drug development, so we prioritize generating insights specifically relevant to therapeutic research. We invest deeply in quality, security, and compliance to make this a reality.