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Progress reports, facts and figures

The progress reports of the Netherlands Brain Bank can be downloaded below.

Progress Report 2005-2006

  Progress Report 2007-2008   Progress Report 2009-2010        






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 dem: Other types of dementia
  • PANR: Pathological report not ready (= final diagnosis not yet determined)
  • PD/DLBD: Parkinson’s disease / Diffuse Lewy body dementia
  • PSP: Progressive supranuclear palsy
  • Psych: Psychiatric disorders
  • Rest group: Other diagnoses

NBB Progress