Sydney Brain Bank

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

The focus of the Sydney Brain Bank is on brain changes during ageing and neurodegeneration. We collect post-mortem brain and spinal cord tissue for distribution to accredited research scientists to undertake ethically-approved research studies.

Registered Biobank Name Sydney Brain Bank (SBB)
Biobank Leader Claire Shepherd
Principal Investigator Dr Claire Shepherd
Address Barker Street
Randwick, NSW, Australia
Email for biobank inquiries
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: