The NSW Brain Tissue Resource Centre (NSW BTRC) is a member of the NSW Brain Banks, which oversees the application process for all enquiries including tissue requests, letters of support for grant application, or tissue access for trial/pilot studies.
The New South Wales Brain Bank Scientific Review Committee or the National Institutes of Health (NIAAA) Scientific Advisory Board will review tissue requests. Samples will be made available based on the validity of the research project and tissue availability.
The tissues provided by the NSW Brain Tissue Resource Centre to the neuroscientific research community have contributed to understanding the framework, composition and functioning of the human brain and the nature of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.
The NSW Brain Tissue Resource Centre has users of tissue both nationally and internationally. Some of the major research areas that utilise our collections include: