The Netherlands Brain Bank
The Netherlands Brain Bank (NBB) is a non-profit organization that collects human brain tissue of donors with a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders, but also of non-diseased donors. This brain tissue, together with an anonymized summary of a donor’s medical record, is sent to scientific researchers worldwide, with the ultimate aim of increasing our understanding of the human brain and to develop therapies for neurological and psychiatric diseases.
This website is aimed at researchers who are interested in obtaining brain tissue from the NBB. It provides information about how brain tissue is obtained from brain donors, what types of tissue are available, and how researchers can apply for tissue.
To neutralize the effects of CO2 on pH, tissue recipients may need to allow frozen samples to 'normalize' after shipment. Read more
During the royal state visit, NBB director Dr. Huitinga has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to declare the intention of collaboration. Read more
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What is available and how to apply? | More
Tasks and responsibilities of the NBB team | More
NBB tissue is used in a wide range of projects | More