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NSWBB tissue request application review 2019-2020 Christmas shutdown

Please note that due to the Christmas period, NSWBB review of tissue request applications will temporarily shutdown from 13th December 2019 (last day) and re-start on 13th January 2020. No applications will be reviewed during this period.

In order to allow sufficient time for review before this shutdown period applications should be submitted by 15th November 2019. Amendments should be submitted by 2nd December 2018. Please note that supply of tissue will still be subject to TTA approval from your institution, which may incur further delays.

The NSW Brain Banks would like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2019.


The NSW Brain Banks comprises of two brain banks established to promote research into diseases that affect the brain and spinal cord. The Sydney Brain Bank (SBB) at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) specialises in ageing and neurodegenerative conditions, and the NSW Brain Tissue Resource Centre (NSW BTRC) at The University of Sydney focuses on alcohol abuse disorders, schizophrenia and healthy control tissue.

The NSW Brain Banks purpose is to provide a research resource facility for the collection, characterisation, storage and distribution of human brain and spinal cord tissue for research.

If you are already familiar with the NSW Brain Banks tissue request application process, please log in to your account directly or submit an enquiry using the link buttons below. Please make sure you have read the latest Guidelines for Researchers as these are regularly updated.

For all new researchers and anyone who is unfamiliar with the NSW Brain Banks, please take the time to read about the NSW Brain Banks structure and familiarise yourself with the process of how to submit a tissue request. If you would like further information about the types and numbers of cases collected by the NSW Brain Banks, please visit our tissue holdings page.

If you require further information or advice, please feel free to contact the NSW Brain Banks directly.