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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
The 2nd Biobank Forum(Feb)
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
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
Opening of the Distribution Desk of the Korea Biobank Network
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Establishment of the『 National Human Bioresources Collection, Management, and Use Master Plan 』
Composition of the KBP task force team

Implementation of disease prediction and personalized medicine KBP Phase 3 : Improvement of the competitiveness of the health and medicine industry through a beneficial R&D cycleKBP Phase 2 : Expansion of the application of human bioresources  1. Construction of a system that creates a beneficial R&D cycle 2.Development of technologies for quality control of human bioresources 3.Acquisition and utilization of human bioresources with high added value 4.Operation of a user-centric distribution system KBP Phase 1 : Conversion of paradigm to distribution from collection 1.•	Acquisition of human bioresources from 500,000 participants 2.Construction of a human bioresource acquisition network
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Establishment of a genetic resource management facility affiliated with the Center for Genome Sciences, National Research Institute of Health (NIH)
Start of the collection of human bioresources from population-based cohorts