Name of bioresource/bank
The Thomas Willis Brain Bank
Name of Principal Investigator
Address of institution where award is held
|Department of Neuropathology
|John Radcliffe Hospital
Contact email (e.g. manager or coordinator)
Q1 What conditions does your resource cover?
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias Prion disease Motor neurone diseases 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?
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
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?
Q8 What is the status of your tissue/sample/DNA collection?
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