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Progress reports, facts and figures

The progress reports of the Netherlands Brain Bank from 2005 - 2018  can be found below.

Progress Report 2005-2006 Progress Report 2007-2008 Progress Report 2009-2010 Progress Report 2011-2012      
Progress Report 2013-2014 Progress Report 2015-2016 Progress Report 2017      

From 2018 onwards, the progress information is depicted in an infographic. Click on the picture below to enlarge the infographic of 2021:


Facts and figures

The following charts display a selection of numbers about autopsies, donor registrations and dissemination of samples to researchers. The abbreviations used in the charts are explained at the bottom of this page.



  • AD: Alzheimer’s disease
  • Contr: control donors (no neurological or psychiatric diagnosis)
  • FTLD/tau: Frontotemporal lobar degeneration / Tauopathy
  • MS: Multiple sclerosis
  • Other: Other diagnoses
  • Other dem: Other types of dementia
  • PD/DLBD: Parkinson’s disease / Diffuse Lewy body dementia
  • Psy: Psychiatric disorders

NBB Progress