MRC/UVRI and London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine Research unit., Uganda

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit on AIDS is an internationally recognized center of excellence for research on HIV infection and related diseases, contributing knowledge on the evolving epidemic, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention, and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. The unit was established in 1989 following a request from the Uganda Government to the UK Government to contribute to the understanding and control of the HIV pandemic in Uganda. In 2005, the MRC program was upgraded to a research unit with headquarters in Entebbe at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and the main research activities located in Masaka, Kalungu, Kampala and Wakiso districts, including the peri-urban areas of Entebbe.

Registered Biobank Name MRC/UVRI and London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine Research unit.
Biobank Leader Sureyah Nassimbwa
Country Uganda
Email for biobank inquiries Sureyah.Nassimbwa@mrcuganda.org
Principal Investigator Peter.Hughes@mrcuganda.org
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Oligo - Collection aimed at supporting several research projects, a research group or a research consortium
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