Guide to Distribution
detail content area
How to Use Bioresources (in Korea)
1. Eligible organizations (in Korea)
A research project that is conducted for public interest, funded as a national development initiative and conducted by national organizations, government-funded institutions, and/or private research centers may gain distribution access to human biospecimens
* Currently Korean researchers living in Korea can apply for human bioresource distribution.
2. Required documents
Distribution application, written pledge, research plan, assessment by the Institutional Review Board, and other related documents
3. Types of human bioresources to be provided
National Biobank of Korea (NBK) :
Biospecimens - DNA, LCL, LCL-DNA, Serum, Plasma, Urine
Data – Genetic data, Epidemiological data
Regional Biobanks :
Biospecimens – Serum, Plasma, Buffy coat, Tissue, etc.
Data – Clinical and epidemiological data
4. Costs for human bioresource distribution
In accordance with the Bioethics and Safety Act, distribution cahrge may request to cover the preservation and provision of human bioresources.
5. Procedure for human bioresource distribution