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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.

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The NBB has an open access policy and researchers affiliated to universities, other non-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies from all over the world can apply for samples. A scientific committee reviews all applications based on scientific quality and feasibility.

NBB has dedicated programs to increase the availability of samples for research on Multiple Sclerosis (NBB-MS) and Psychiatric diseases (NBB-PSY).

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Dick Swaab talks about the Netherlands Brain Bank

Dick Swaab talks about the Netherlands Brain Bank

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