Each of the human brain tissue samples is recorded in the database of the HBTB. The scientific partners may receive full information about family, clinical, pathological and neuropathological reports of the departed person, as well as about the technical details of the microdissection procedure and the storage of the samples. The database has been developed to keep the thousands of samples manageable. In order to fully respect personal rights, information about deceased persons is divided into restricted and “open” compartments. The restricted compartment contains the personal data of the subjects. The “open” compartment contains information about the health condition of the subject, their family, medical, clinical, pathological and neuropathological reports, the cause and the circumstances of the death, the post mortem delay and the duration of the storage in -70°C. Information regarding age, gender, post mortem delay, date of death, date of dissection, as well as the cause of death is available for each brain sample.
The 7 parallel sets of the microdissected and macrodissected samples fill up two compartments.