Information for Researchers

The VBB has optimised the collection, characterisation and storage of brain tissue and related samples, enabling researchers to conduct experiments using the tissue in the areas of (but not limited to); genomic, neuroanatomical, neuropathological, neuropharmacological and neurochemical studies.

How to apply directly to the VBB

Download the Victorian Brain Bank Guidelines for Researchers [PDF].

Step 1:

Contact the VBB coordinator, Fairlie Hinton on 03 8344 1900 or at to discuss tissue requirements and availability. If feasible, the researcher will be made aware of the service fee for accessing tissue before completing a formal application.


Step 2:

Before submitting the completed application, applicants must have obtained appropriate Human Research Ethics approval for the specified scientific project from their host institution.


Step 3:

Wait for your application to be reviewed with approval based upon researchers’ expertise and track record, the merit of the research plan and availability of tissues.


Ms Fairlie Hinton
Victorian Brain Bank
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
30 Royal Parade

Tel: 03 8344 1900
Fax: 9349 5105

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