Autism BrainNet works with researchers and the communities affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions to develop a sensitive and effective strategy for acquiring postmortem brain tissue. Each donation is preserved and stored to support the highest quality research into the causes of these conditions. The data generated will be shared to enable the development of treatments that could improve the quality of life of individuals who are affected by them.
Autism BrainNet includes collection sites, also called nodes, in the United States:
• Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
• University of California Davis, MIND Institute, Sacramento, CA
• University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Autism BrainNet also has collection nodes internationally:
• Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Each node follows the high standards set by Autism BrainNet to collect, process, store and distribute the precious gift of donated brain tissue to qualified researchers worldwide. Applications to receive brain tissue are evaluated for scientific merit by the Autism BrainNet Scientific Review Committee.