Note: BrainNet Europe comprises 18 member and 2 associate member Brain Banks.
Queen Square Brain Bank
Department of Molecular Neuroscience
Institute of Neurology - University College London,
London WC1N 3BG
Hospices Civils de Lyon
Centre de Pathologie et Neuropathologie Est
Hospices Civils de Lyon
Groupement Hospitalier Est
57 Bd Pinel
69677 Bron Cedex
Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta
Division of Neuropathology and Neurology 5
Via Celoria 11
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionforschung
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Laboratoire de Neuropathologie Raymond Escourolle
Bd de l'Hôpital
Medical University of Vienna
Institute of Neurology
AKH 4J, Waehringer Gürtel 18-20
University of Würzburg
Institute for Clinical Neurobiology
Department of Clinical Neuropathology
Academic Neuroscience Centre
King's College Hospital
London SE5 9RS
Division of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Imperial College London
Du Cane Road
London W12 0NN
University of Kuopio
Department of Neuroscience and Neurology
Harjulantie 1 / Canthia Building
1105 BA Amsterdam
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Pathology / School of Medicine
Mikras Asias 75
Hospital de Bellvitge/Universitat de Barcelona
Institut de Neuropatologia, Seervei Anatomia Patologica
IDIBELL-Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge
08907 Hospitalet de LLobregat, Barcelona
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche
Via Ugo Foscolo 7
Tüzolto u. 58
The University of Edinburgh
Division of Pathology
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Georg August University Göttingen
Department of Neuropathology
The Brain Bank at Karolinska Institute
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS)
141 86 Stockholm
Aarhus Brain Collection
Aarhus University Hospital
Centre for Psychiatric Research
Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov
Neurological Tissue Bank
BTN-UB/HCBanc de Teixits Neurològics
Universitat de Barcelona SCT – Hospital Clínic
Facultat de Medicina
C/ Casanova, 143, Ala sud, Planta 0
Prof. Dr. Hans A. Kretzschmar
Sample types available
Human central nervous system tissue samples.
Processes vary by tissue type and disease type. For more information, please see
Data available for each sample
Quantity of available samples
Who can request samples
The costs incurred for transport/shipping and (in some brain banks) for processing of tissue are the responsibility of the tissue request applicant(s).
How to request samples
Fill out a tissue request form available at http://www.brainnet-europe.org/images/content/en/media/tissue_request_form_sept11.doc.
Requirements associated with sample use
BNE requires a declaration of intent regarding the responsible use of tissue supplied to users. As such, the tissue request form should be completed and signed as detailed below prior to the provision of tissue.
The requester shall declare that the tissue supplied will be used solely for the purposes of the project defined in the Tissue Request Form and only by named collaborators (or research assistants) working under the direction of named individuals.
At all times, the local Brain Bank (supplying the tissue) remains the custodian of the tissue, and if tissue remains further to its use in named experiments, it is the responsibility of the researcher in question to return the remaining tissue to the local Brain Bank for respectful disposal.
The scientific results will be exploited with full consent of BNE. In particular, the local Brain Bank (supplying the tissue) and BNE must be acknowledged in any publication, including abstracts, related to the use of the specimens obtained. Specific citation will be included in both the Materials and Methods section and the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript. In some cases, such as large requests for tissue and highly selected rare material, co-authorship of the Brain Bank(s) member(s) will be considered appropriate. The BNE office must receive a reprint of any publication in which material supplied by BNE was used, as well as yearly reports of the research project.
The requester is aware of the potential safety risks in handling human brain tissue and that BNE cannot guarantee that any of the brain specimens, even those considered normal, were not exposed to or infected with potentially transmissible agents. He/she accepts full responsibility to ensure that proper and approved safety precautions are followed when working with human brain tissue received from the Brain Banks of BNE.
Ongoing sample collection?
No publications pertaining to MS or related disorders listed as of March 26, 2012.