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Name of Collaboratory :


Brain-Net Germany


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Collaboratory Status :

Completed   Start Date : 1999 End Date : 2009 Info Last Updated : Mon, Nov 1 2010 6:01pm PDT

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Community Data Systems  

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Domain(s) :

  BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Biomedical Sciences, BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Pathology, Human and Animal  

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :


The Brain-Net project is a networking initiative which links the activities of 10 university hospital brain-banks throughout Germany. The aim is to have a German-wide brain banking facility which focuses on 14 neurological and psychiatric disorders of outstanding medical and social importance, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, prion disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, inflammatory diseases, epilepsy, CNS tumours, vascular diseases, dementia, depression, schizophrenia and paediatric neuropathology. The main objectives of the initiative are to collect, bank and collate a large number of well characterised samples of fixed and frozen human brain and spinal cord tissues. Banked samples are diagnosed according to internationally accepted criteria and are to be made available for future research projects focussing on genetic, epidemiological, biometric or other issues related to neurological or psychiatric disorders.


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Funding Agency or Sponsor :

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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Ludwig Maximilians University (University of Munich)
Cooperation partner (dementia, prion and Parkinsons disease)
Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg
Cooperation partner (schizophrenia)
Rheinisch-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn
Cooperation partner (epilepsy, brain tumours, depression)
RWTH Aachen University
Cooperation partner (neurotrauma)
Universit├Ąt Leipzig
Cooperation partner (Alzheimers disease)
University of Muenster
Cooperation partner (sudden infant death syndrome)
University of Tubingen
Cooperation partner (inflammatory and vascular disorders)
University of W├╝rzburg
Cooperation partner (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

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