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INFORMATION FOR INVESTIGATORS

The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center is funded by the NIH, as well as several private organizations, to serve as a vital resource for the collection and distribution of postmortem brain tissues for medical research into the causes of devastating neurological and psychiatric disorders. All tissue diagnoses are confirmed by retrospective review of clinical records and a comprehensive neuropathological examination.

All disbursements from HBTRC are made at no cost to the recipient laboratory.

Tissue Preparation

Tissue samples are available in the following preparations:

Tissue Requests

The NeuroBioBank, a NIH-funded repository of human brain tissue and associated clinical data, was established in September 2013 as a national, centralized resource so that investigators could obtain high-quality, postmortem human brain tissue and further the understanding of the neurological basis for mental disorders.
Investigators should submit requests for postmortem brain tissue through the NeuroBioBank.


Acceptable Diagnoses

Normal Controls (no brain disorders)

Psychiatric Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Special Collections


Modified:  17-Jun-2016