Name of bioresource/bank
Brains for Dementia Research Biobank
Name of Principal Investigator
Address of institution where award is held
|Institution||King’s College London|
|Street Address||St Thomas Street|
Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Q1 What conditions does your resource cover?
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Motor neurone diseases
Neurodegenerative disease in general
Q2a What DNA collection does your resources hold?
Q2b What cell lines does your resource hold?
Q2c What tissue (including post-mortem tissue) does your resource hold?
Q3 Are human tissues/samples/DNA from
Post-mortem donors: brain
Post-mortem donors: spinal cord
Q4 Are tissues/samples/DNA from
Healthy individuals/control donors
Q5 Can samples be linked to clinical (phenotypic) information and if so, is this information:
In a specific study-associated dataset
Collected as part of a specific clinical trial(s)
Q6 In what form are samples supplied?
Primary Samples: Stabilised samples (frozen or fixed)
Q7 Are biomarkers/analytes/biological characteristics already measured and the information available for your samples?
In most samples
Q8 What is the status of your tissue/sample/DNA collection?
Q9 What are the rules and procedures for access?
Access Committee mechanism
Local/ regional access
Access to industry
Access for pilot studies permitted
Resource has own ethics approval so usually no need for separate external ethics approval