Please note that the NeuroBioBank inventory is refreshed on a regular basis, and should serve as a guide when requesting samples. However, there may be discrepancies between available tissues and samples that have been processed. For the most accurate assessment on all tissue requests, we recommend that requestors include as much information on desired subject and tissue characteristics as possible, and respond to any follow up inquiries when prompted.
The RNA Integrity Number (RIN) values listed should serve as a general quality metric. The actual RIN value may vary due to various factors, including brain regions tested, tissue preservation method, and transport conditions. If needed, we recommend that receiving labs test the RIN value to ensure a sample is appropriate to use in the proposed studies.
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External Bank Request
Notice: You have selected a specimen that
is held by a repository that is not part of the
NeuroBioBank network. In order to request this
specimen, you must visit the external repository site
to initiate a request. If you continue, your current
specimen search will remain and a new tab in your
browser will open taking you to the external
site. Requests for tissue from repositories that are
not part of the NBB network are governed by the
policies of that repository, and not by those of the
NIH NeuroBioBank. Requests from these sites will be
managed externally and will not be considered part of
your NBB request.
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Search the NeuroBioBank for Tissue Samples
Filter the list of available brain bank resources using the search interface below. The NIH NeuroBioBank contains an inventory of specimens that are available through its brain and tissue repository network, as well as some that are offered by external repositories. To select a specimen that is part of the NeuroBioBank network, simply mark the checkbox in the "Add/Remove" column. External specimens are marked with a and can only be obtained by going through the request process of the external repository. Clicking the will prompt you to visit the specimen request page of the associated external repository. When you have selected all desired NIH NeuroBioBank network specimens, click on the "Create Request" button and your checked selections will be automatically added to your request.