Mayo CNS Enterprise Research Brain Biobank


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Jacksonville, Florida: 15-005561
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-005561

About this study

The primary goal of this project is to collect human nervous system tissue, blood-derived, and cerebrospinal fluid specimens for storage.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ≥ 18 years of age
  • Provision of informed consent by the patient or the responsible next of kin or individual with medical power of attorney.
  • Patient is undergoing evaluation and surgical treatment for a known or potential nervous system disorder.
  • Willingness to provide blood, and /or tissue specimens for storage and banking future research.
  • Willingness to provide cerebrospinal fluid (excess) for storage and banking future research.                                     

Exclusion Criteria:      

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative spine disease

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Betty Y S Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Elizabeth Martin