Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Edinburgh Brain and Tissue Bank

The Edinburgh Brain and Tissue Bank collects and stores tissue from people with various neurological illnesses and diseases. Donated tissue is made available to researchers who are working towards finding treatments and cures for these diseases.

About the Brain and Tissue Bank

Researcher handling samples on a glass slide
Why build a brain bank?

Information for potential donors

a patient in discussion with a research nurse
What to do if you are considering donating tissue to the Edinburgh Brain and Tissue Bank after your death.

Information for researchers

researcher at a microscope
How researchers can access brain and tissue bank samples.

Brain Bank management

Large florid plaque in the cerebral cortex in variant CJD a florid CJD plaque
Location, management and oversight of the brain bank.