Name of bioresource/bank
Sheffield Brain Tissue Bank (SBTB)
Name of Principal Investigator
Address of institution where award is held
||Department of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield
||STIraN, 385A Glossop Road
Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)
The SBTB has no dedicated funding and costs are met from department of neuroscience resources. Gill Forster is funded as the CFAS tissue coordinator from the MRC and helps with the MND collection when possible
Q1 What conditions does your resource cover?
Motor neurone diseases
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Neurodegenerative disease in general
Q2b What cell lines 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
Q5 Can samples be linked to clinical (phenotypic) information and if so, is this information:
Routinely collected as medical records
Q6 In what form are samples supplied?
Primary samples: Supplied fresh
Primary Samples: Stabilised samples (frozen or fixed)
Secondary samples: DNA
Q7 Are biomarkers/analytes/biological characteristics already measured and the information available for your samples?
Q9 What are the rules and procedures for access?
Access independent of collaboration with PI
Access Committee mechanism
Access to industry
Access for pilot studies permitted
Resource has own ethics approval so usually no need for separate external ethics approval