The overall project and its management committees have been approved by the National Research Ethics Service. Each Brain Bank has its own ethical approval as a research tissue bank. Each Brain Bank and BDR Coordinating Centre submit annual reports to the National Research Ethics Service.
Each donation of data and tissue is used towards a number of approved projects. The identity of the donor is never revealed to the researcher, and the donor’s identity will never be revealed in any publication. Database security is the highest available.