Name of bioresource/bank

Sheffield Brain Tissue Bank (SBTB)

Name of Principal Investigator
First namePaul
Last nameInce
Address of institution where award is held
InstitutionDepartment of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield
Street AddressSTIraN, 385A Glossop Road
PostcodeS10 2HQ
  • United Kingdom
  • Website

    Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)
    Funding source

    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
  • Prion disease
  • Prion disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
  • Neurodegenerative disease in general
  • Q2b What cell lines does your resource hold?
  • None
  • Q3 Are human tissues/samples/DNA from
  • Post-mortem donors: brain
  • Post-mortem donors: spinal cord
  • Q4 Are tissues/samples/DNA from
  • Patients
  • 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?
  • No
  • Q9 What are the rules and procedures for access?
  • Access independent of collaboration with PI
  • 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
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