The NSW Brain Tissue Resource Centre (NSW BTRC) oversees the application process for all enquiries including tissue requests, letters of support for grant application, or tissue access for trial/pilot studies.
The National Institutes of Health (NIAAA) Scientific Advisory Board or NSW BTRC Scientific Review Committee will review tissue requests. Samples will be made available based on the validity of the research project and tissue availability.
Please note, as of the 31 December 2020, the agreement between the NSW Brain Banks will cease. Please contact the NSW BTRC directly with any new enquiries or queries that you may have.
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: