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BRAIN UK Application/Study Process

The flow chart below shows the process of a BRAIN UK study, from application to completion. 

Any researcher wishing to access tissue can apply by completing the application form. If you are unsure whether samples would be available or require specific information, you may wish to make an informal enquiry first. Once you have completed and submitted the application form, this will be reviewed by the BRAIN UK team. If further information is required, we will contact you. Once this initial check is completed, your application is then sent to the BRAIN UK Committee for review. Once the review process is complete, we will provide a decision and/or feedback. Study approval can be as quick as 2-3 weeks.
Once approved, we will identify suitable tissue for your study and contact the BRAIN UK Participating Centre(s). Once agreement has been reached with the Centre(s), you will be put in contact directly to arrange the tissue transfers and invoicing.
As part of your agreement with BRAIN UK, you are required to complete an annual review whilst your study is active.
Once the project is finished, you are required to inform BRAIN UK and complete a Closing Report. Samples supplied for your study are then managed as per your tissue agreement with the Participating Centre(s) and they are informed of the study closure. Please click on the flow diagram image to zoom in.




Flow chart outlining the process of a BRAIN UK application
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