WHO We Are

The NIH NeuroBioBank (NBB), supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, brings together multiple stakeholders to facilitate research advancement through the collection and distribution of human post-mortem brain tissue. This stakeholder group includes brain and tissue repositories, researchers, NIH program staff, information technology experts, disease advocacy groups, and most importantly individuals seeking information about opportunities to donate.

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Why Brain Donation?

PDF Why Brain Donation?

A Legacy of Hope - A brochure that explains the Neurobiobank, the need for brain tissue in research and in improving health, and the benefits of becoming a donor.


  • To increase the availability of human disease and control brains and related biospecimens by increasing public awareness of the value of tissue donation for understanding brain disorders.
  • To facilitate the distribution of high-quality, well-characterized human-post mortem brain tissue for the research community.
  • To make available to the research community, a centralized resource of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols used by our networked sites in the acquisition, preparation, and distribution of tissue.