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Resource:BrainNet Europe

Name: Resource:BrainNet Europe
Description: BrainNet Europe is a consortium of brain banks in mainland Europe and UK commenced activities in 2001, expanding to the present grouping in 2004. Today, the network comprises 18 full member brain banks, two associated brain banks and the company GABO:mi, responsible for public relations. It has to harmonize Europe with a focus on neuropathological diagnosis of collected autopsy cases and to define gold standards for tissue quality. In addition, BrainNet Europe contributes to research on rare diseases, such as: Pick's disease or other rare forms of dementia, as well as to questions after the events in the aging brain.

Purpose of BNE:

  • To promote brain banking as a research resource for European neuroscience through the provision of high quality human brain tissue samples.
  • To determine the effect of pre- and post mortem parameters on preservation of DNA, RNA, proteins and neurochemical substances.
  • To determine the limits of usability of human post-mortem brain tissue for advanced molecular techniques.
  • To develop gold standards for tissue handling, tissue quality control and ethics leading to best practice guidelines for brain banking.
  • To provide training in brain banking and related methodology.
  • To reach out to neuroscience centers worldwide and promote future expertise in central nervous system (CNS) research.

Anyone can be a donor - irrespective of if you have a disease of the central nervous system or not, because for research purposes, one does not only need tissue samples from ill donors, but also from healthy ones for comparison.

BNE has an extensive stock of human CNS tissue samples registered in a modern database, which is only accessible to BNE Members. In this way BNE can provide tissue very efficiently. At all times, the local Brain Bank (supplying the tissue) remains the custodian of the tissue, and if tissue remains further to its use in named experiments, it is the responsibility of the researcher in question to return the remaining tissue to the local Brain Bank for respectful disposal.

BNE invests great efforts in the field of quality control. The goal is to define gold standards in tissue sampling practice and in neuropathological diagnostics. Various inter-laboratory studies are performed to harmonize neuropathological diagnostics throughout Europe. Consensus meetings take place where experts discuss their recent findings. It is BrainNet Europe's aim to improve the quality of brain banking in Europe to the highest possible level. This consortium sets a new benchmark for global brain research and attracts many experts from within and outside Europe to join future activities.
Abbreviation: BNE
Parent Organization: Ludwig-Maximilians-University; Munich; Germany, European Biobank
Supporting Agency: European Commission, (6th Framework Program "Life Science")
Grant: LSHM-CT-2004-503039
Resource Type(s): Brain bank, Tissue bank, Topical portal, Training service resource, Standard specification, Material storage repository, Meeting resource
Resource: Resource
URL: http://www.brainnet-europe.org/
*Id: nlx_45326
Related to: Human
Keywords: Central nervous system, Clinical, Brain research, Brain tissue, Brain, Tissue, Central nervous system disorder, Normal control, Aging brain, Late adult human, Pick's disease, Rare form of dementia, Dementia
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AbbrevBNE  +
AddressCentre for Neuropathology and Prion Research  +, Ludwig-Maximilians-University  +, Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23  +, 81377 Munich  +, and Germany  +
AvailabilityCollaborators: BNE has an extensive stock of human CNS tissue samples registered in a modern database  +, and Which is only accessible to BNE Members.  +
CommentSample type: Brain tissue, Brain, Tissue
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://www.brainnet-europe.org/  +
DefinitionBrainNet Europe is a consortium of brain b BrainNet Europe is a consortium of brain banks in mainland Europe and UK commenced activities in 2001, expanding to the present grouping in 2004. Today, the network comprises 18 full member brain banks, two associated brain banks and the company GABO:mi, responsible for public relations. It has to harmonize Europe with a focus on neuropathological diagnosis of collected autopsy cases and to define gold standards for tissue quality. In addition, BrainNet Europe contributes to research on rare diseases, such as: Pick's disease or other rare forms of dementia, as well as to questions after the events in the aging brain.

Purpose of BNE:

  • To promote brain banking as a research resource for European neuroscience through the provision of high quality human brain tissue samples.
  • To determine the effect of pre- and post mortem parameters on preservation of DNA, RNA, proteins and neurochemical substances.
  • To determine the limits of usability of human post-mortem brain tissue for advanced molecular techniques.
  • To develop gold standards for tissue handling, tissue quality control and ethics leading to best practice guidelines for brain banking.
  • To provide training in brain banking and related methodology.
  • To reach out to neuroscience centers worldwide and promote future expertise in central nervous system (CNS) research.

Anyone can be a donor - irrespective of if you have a disease of the central nervous system or not, because for research purposes, one does not only need tissue samples from ill donors, but also from healthy ones for comparison.

BNE has an extensive stock of human CNS tissue samples registered in a modern database, which is only accessible to BNE Members. In this way BNE can provide tissue very efficiently. At all times, the local Brain Bank (supplying the tissue) remains the custodian of the tissue, and if tissue remains further to its use in named experiments, it is the responsibility of the researcher in question to return the remaining tissue to the local Brain Bank for respectful disposal.

BNE invests great efforts in the field of quality control. The goal is to define gold standards in tissue sampling practice and in neuropathological diagnostics. Various inter-laboratory studies are performed to harmonize neuropathological diagnostics throughout Europe. Consensus meetings take place where experts discuss their recent findings. It is BrainNet Europe's aim to improve the quality of brain banking in Europe to the highest possible level. This consortium sets a new benchmark for global brain research and attracts many experts from within and outside Europe to join future activities.
outside Europe to join future activities.
ExampleImageBNE.PNG  +
GrantCategory:LSHM-CT-2004-503039   +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
Has roleBrain bank  +, Tissue bank  +, Topical portal  +, Training service resource  +, Standard specification  +, Material storage repository  +, and Meeting resource  +
Idnlx_45326  +
Is part ofLudwig-Maximilians-University; Munich; Germany  +
KeywordsCentral nervous system  +, Clinical  +, Brain research  +, Brain tissue  +, Brain  +, Tissue  +, Central nervous system disorder  +, Normal control  +, Aging brain  +, Late adult human  +, Pick's disease  +, Rare form of dementia  +, and Dementia  +
LabelResource:BrainNet Europe  +
ModifiedDate10 July 2014  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Resource  +
RelatedToResource:One Mind Biospecimen Bank Listing  +, and European Biobank  +
Related applicationResearch  +
Related diseaseCentral nervous system disorder  +, Normal control  +, and Aging  +
SpeciesHuman  +
SuperCategoryResource  +
Supporting AgencyEuropean Commission  +, and (6th Framework Program "Life Science")  +