The SBB is currently operated by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in a collaborative arrangement between NeuRA and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to make brain and spinal cord tissue specimens available for merit-based research. The Director/Manager of the SBB is an academic appointed by NeuRA. The Director/Manager reports to the Chief Executive Officer of NeuRA regarding operations and to a Management Committee regarding the activities, management and performance of the SBB. The SBB has six staff members.
The Management Committee consists of two UNSW appointees, two NeuRA appointees, a NSW Brain Banks and a community representative. The committee meets twice a year to oversee the collaborative investment, review reports provided by the Director/Manager and to report annually to the NSW Brain Banks Board.
NeuRA, as operator of the Facility, is the physical custodian of the tissue specimens and any clinical information associated with those specimens, and ensures compliance with all laws relating to such custody. All publications that contain the results of research or information from tissue supplied by the SBB must make the following acknowledgement:
Tissues were received from the Sydney Brain Bank, which is supported by Neuroscience Research Australia and the University of New South WalesPlease use this quote when acknowledging SBB