Name of bioresource/bank
Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource
Name of Principal Investigator
Address of institution where award is held
|Institute of Ageing and Health, Newcastle University
|Campus for Ageing and Vitality
|Newcastle upon Tyne
Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)
MRC, National Institute for Health Research, Brains for Dementia Research( Funded by AS & ART)
Q1 What conditions does your resource cover?
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias Prion disease Parkinson’s disease Motor neurone diseases Parkinson’s disease Huntington’s disease 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?
1001-5000 donors 1001-5000 donors
Q3 Are human tissues/samples/DNA from
Living donors:blood Living donors: DNA Post-mortem donors: brain Post-mortem donors: spinal cord Post-mortem donors: other (specify)
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 Routinely collected as medical records
Q6 In what form are samples supplied?
Primary Samples: Stabilised samples (frozen or fixed) Primary samples: Supplied fresh Primary Samples: Stabilised samples (frozen or fixed) Secondary samples: plasma Secondary samples: DNA
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 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