Location, management and oversight of the brain bank.
The EBTB is within the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh. It is physically located at the Chancellor’s Building, Little France, on the site of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
The bank has ethical approval from the East of Scotland Research Ethics Service REC1 to function as a research tissue bank.
The Director of the EBTB is Professor Colin Smith. It is overseen by a Local Management Group, comprising the Director, staff employed in the bank and two lay members.
Strategic oversight of the EBTB is carried out by a Steering Group, comprising an independent Chairperson, independent experts who have expertise or special interests in the activities and ethics of brain banking, at least two lay members, a representative of NHS Lothian Research & Development and a representative from the UK Medical Research Council.