Name of bioresource/bank

Brains for Dementia Research Biobank

Name of Principal Investigator
Title Professor
First name Paul
Last name Francis
Address of institution where award is held
Institution King’s College London
Street Address St Thomas Street
City London
Postcode SE1 1UL
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • Website

    www.brainsfordementiaresearch.org.uk

    Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)

    gillian.hayes@kcl.ac.uk

    Funding source

    Alzheimer’s Society
    Alzheimer’s Research UK

    Q1 What conditions does your resource cover?
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Motor neurone diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurodegenerative disease in general
  • Q2a What DNA collection does your resources hold?
  • None
  • Q2b What cell lines does your resource hold?
  • None
  • Q2c What tissue (including post-mortem tissue) does your resource hold?
  • 101-1000 donors
  • 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
  • Patients
  • 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?
  • Collection ongoing
  • Q9 What are the rules and procedures for access?
  • Access Committee mechanism
  • Local/ regional access
  • National access
  • International access
  • Access to industry
  • Access for pilot studies permitted
  • Resource has own ethics approval so usually no need for separate external ethics approval
    Types: Biobanks
    Member States: N/A
    Diseases: N/A
    Years: 2011
    Database Categories: N/A
    Database Tags: N/A

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