WP04: Safety Procedures:
BNE Consensus for safety procedures
Brain banking induces specific risks. Staff and users can be exposed to human tissues that are potentially infectious and to various toxic substances. Regulations are different from one EU country to another. BNE, as a network of European brain banks, is aimed at tissue exchange and tends to harmonize the practice.
We propose here a minimal guideline for safety procedures.
BNE Optimal safety procedures for laboratories
Appendix to the optimal safety procedures
Brain banking induces specific risks. Staff and users can be exposed to human tissues that are potentially infectious and to various toxic substances. Regulations are different from a country to another. BrainNet Europe, as a network of European brain banks, is aimed at tissue exchange and tends to harmonize the practice.
We propose here a optimal guideline for safety procedures.
WP06: Psychiatric Cases:
Guidelines for collecting post mortem brain tissue
One of BNE´s goals is to collect post mortem brain tissue from patients with schizophrenia, depression (unipolar and bipolar) and dementia as well as from healthy controls. To address this, BNE developed guidelines referring to the special requirements of tissue from psychiatric cases.
Consensus on clinical as well as neuropathological measures in psychiatric diseases
The development of new research methods in molecular neurobiology and of computerassisted quantification techniques which can be applied to the human brain, all have evoked an increased demand for post-mortem tissue in neuroscience. Psychiatric disorders are considered to be of neurobiological origin. However, etiology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia, depression and dementias are not well understood so far neither at the cellular nor at the molecular level. The following document outlines the consensus within BNE on clinical diagnostic criteria, on the minimal clinical data set of retrospectively analyzed cases as well as on neuropathological standard investigations.
WP08: Protection of Data / IT Security:
Safety procedures in information processing
These IT safety procedures are the basic procedures that all BNE brain banks should follow, in order to protect data on individual computers, as well as on the local brain bank’s computer network.
The Joys of Data Protection
What can you do to protect your data? What threats and targets exist? Are you vulnerable to attacks? What types of data exist and which data when lost has legal consequences? What are the 10 commandments of data protection? What should a small brain bank do? What should a large brain bank do? How can you protect yourself?
Find out in this presentation which covers the brain bank’s IT and Data Protection regulations.