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History

The Korea Biobank Project (KBP) was initiated in 2008 with the goal of building an infrastructure for supporting the health sciences and related industries in Korea. Toward this goal, the project intended to establish a network of biobanks and implement the systematic collection, management, and distribution of biospecimens among researchers.

Korea Biobank Project Phase 3
2017
The 2nd Biobank Forum(Feb)
2016
Launching of Phase 3 of the KBP
The 1st Biobank Forum(Nov)
Renewal On-line Distribution Desk of Korea Biobank Network
Forging agreements with the additional 14 Biobanks to use the BIMS software(Total 32 Biobanks)
Korea Biobank Project Phase 2
2015
Forging agreements with the following 17 hospitals (18 Biobanks) to use the BIMS software:
  1. 1. Catholic University of Korea St. Vincent’s Hospital
  2. 2. Catholic University of Korea Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital
  3. 3. Gangnam Severance Hospital
  4. 4. Kyung Hee University Healthcare System
  5. 5. Korea University Ansan Hospital
  6. 6. Korea University Anam Hospital
  7. 7. Soon Chun Hyang University Cheonan Hospital
  8. 8. Inha University Hospital
  9. 9. Chosun University Hospital
  10. 10. Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (Blood Bank)
  11. 11. Gachon University Gil Medical Center
  12. 12. Konkuk University Medical Center
  13. 13. Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (Tissue Bank)
  14. 14. Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital
  15. 15. Catholic University of Korea Seoul Mary's Hospital
  16. 16. Kosin University Gospel Hospital
  17. 17. Dong-A University Hospital
  18. 18. Hallym University Medical Center
2014
Opening of the Distribution Desk of the Korea Biobank Network
2013
Launching of Phase 2 of the KBP
Opening of the Biobank Coordinating Center (BCC)
Designation of 2 KBN-Collaborative Biobanks
- Masan National Hospital
- Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences
Korea Biobank Project Phase 1
2012
Opening of the building for the National Biobank of Korea (NBK) at Osong
Acquisition of human bioresources from 500,000 Korean participants (As of Dec. 12)
2011
Renaming of the Central Biobank to NBK
Designation of 4 additional Regional Biobanks
- Inje University Busan-Paik Hospital
- Jeju National University Hospital
- Korea University Guro Hospital
- Ajou University Hospital
2010
Designation of the Central Biobank as a competent authority in the field of health and medicine in accordance with the『 Act on the Acquisition, Management, and Utilization of Bio-Resources for Research 』
Start of the construction of the Central Biobank building
Designation of 1 Regional Biobank
- Seoul National University Hospital
2009
Development of Biospecimen Information Management System (BIMS)
Designation of 4 additional Regional Biobanks
- Kangwon National University Hospital
- Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center
- Wonkwang University School of Medicine and Hospital
- Chungbuk National University Hospital
2008
Launching of Phase 1 of the KBP
Founding of the Central Biobank
Designation of 8 Regional Biobanks
- Kyungpook National University Hospital
- Gyeongsang National University Hospital
- Pusan National University Hospital
- Asan Medical Center
- Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital Bucheon
- Chonbuk National University Hospital
- Chungnam National University Hospital
- Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital
Initiation Phase
2007
Establishment of the『 National Human Bioresources Collection, Management, and Use Master Plan 』
Composition of the KBP task force team
2003
Start of the distribution of human bioresources of several cohorts
2002
Establishment of a genetic resource management facility affiliated with the Center for Genome Sciences, National Research Institute of Health (NIH)
2001
Start of the collection of human bioresources from population-based cohorts
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