Funding for this research was provided by:
Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum
Verily Life Scineces LLC
Top Sector Life Sciences and Health
Received: 3 April 2018
Accepted: 4 July 2019
First Online: 17 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: To protect the rights and welfare of subjects, this clinical investigation is being conducted in conformance with the Good Clinical Practice ICH E6 guideline. Also, this study is being conducted in compliance with the Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, as defined in the Declaration of Helsinki (version amended in October 2013), the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act, and the European General Data Protection Regulation. The Commissie Mensgebonden Onderzoek Region Arnhem-Nijmegen (reference number 2016–2934; NL59694.091.17) approved the study protocol and communication materials. Written informed consent is obtained before subjecting a participant to any study procedure. Participants who are not able to provide informed consent due to limitations in their cognitive status, will be excluded from participation.
: Not applicable.
: BRB, ALSdL, MLK, TvL, BPFJ, MMV, RCH, BPvdW, LJWE, JiH, TvdZ and MJM declare to have no competing interest.WJM, TMS and RK are employees of, and equity holder in, Verily Life Sciences LLC.For the sake of transparency, a full list of disclosures of the first author, Bastiaan R Bloem, is provided: BR Bloem currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Parkinson’s disease, has received honoraria from serving on the scientific advisory board for Zambon and Kyowa Kirin, has received fees for speaking at conferences from AbbVie, Zambon and Bial, and has received research support from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, UCB, the Stichting Parkinson Fonds, the Hersenstichting Nederland, the Parkinson’s Foundation, Verily Life Sciences, Topsector Life Sciences and Health, and the Parkinson Vereniging.