Bioresources for developing the next generation diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric and muscular diseases
Features of NCNP Biobank
- Collection of high quality samples using standardized methods
- Accumulation of detailed and accurate clinical information in database
- Both academic and industry researchers can access the samples
- Fair and appropriate use of resources
Introduction of NCNP
Located in the west metropolitan area of Tokyo. One hospital and two research institutes are working together to investigate the cause of neuropsychiatric diseases yet to be elucidated, to establish the treatment method, and to develop a model medical care.
National Center Biobank Project
Six national centers in Japan collaborate to form the National Center Biobank Network(NCBN), where we are standardizing collection methods and data format, and establishing a large database which researchers can access.
Sample and data collection flow
For the patients, joining to the biobank would enrich the information that can contribute the clinical practice
|Major Depressive Disorder||318||92||298||183||276||290||0||0|
|MultipleSclrosis (inc. NMO)||554||831||504||276||495||484||0||0|
The table above indicate the number of participants joined and donated their samples (plasma and DNA) in the standardized methods according to the National Center Biobank Project. We also have 14000 muscular tissues, 1000 CSFs and 250 brain samples collected by ordinary method.
Access and use
A research plan submitted to Biobank secretariat will reviewed
by both utilization committee and joint-research committee.
※For academic use (Contact us directly in the case of industrial use)
We developed an database (DB) system for the sample and information management. Our DB has reciprocal data flow with hospital information system and can export the data to research datawarehouse and central DB of 6NCBB.
|A: National research center||Plasma||Metabolome|
|B: National University||Plasma||Metabolome|
|C: Research Institute||Plasma||Amino acid|
NCNP Biobank secretariat