NIH NeuroBioBank

Our Mission

What is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) NeuroBioBank?

The NIH NeuroBioBank is a federated network of brain and tissue repositories in the United States that collects, evaluates, stores, and makes available to researchers, brain and other tissues in a way that is consistent with the highest ethical and research standards. The NeuroBioBank also ensures protection of the privacy and wishes of donors. Brain tissue is a precious resource that enables scientists to better understand disorders affecting the brain in order to develop treatments and cures.

The NIH NeuroBioBank also provides information to the public about the need for tissue donation and how to register as a donor.


To increase tissue donation by increasing awareness of the value of these gifts for understanding brain disorders.