Name of bioresource/bank
Manchester Brain Bank
Name of Principal Investigator
Address of institution where award is held
Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)
Brains for Dementia Research (until October 2012)
Q1 What conditions does your resource cover?
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias Prion disease Motor neurone diseases Parkinson’s disease Huntington’s disease
Q2a What DNA collection does your resources hold?
Q2b What cell lines does your resource hold?
Q3 Are human tissues/samples/DNA from
Post-mortem donors: brain
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
Q6 In what form are samples supplied?
Primary samples: Supplied fresh Primary Samples: Stabilised samples (frozen or fixed)
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 Local/ regional access National access International access Access for pilot studies permitted Access restricted to peer-reviewed work Resource has own ethics approval so usually no need for separate external ethics approval