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

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit is an internationally recognized center of excellence for research Unit established in 1989 to improve the understanding and control of the HIV epidemic in Uganda and globally, following a request from the Uganda Government to the United Kingdom (UK) Government. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts. In 2017, the unit broadened work beyond HIV to include other infections, neglected, endemic, emerging and re-emerging infections and expanded our work in non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The Unit specializes in research on HIV infection and other 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.

Registered Biobank Name MRC/UVRI and London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine Uganda Research unit.
Biobank Leader Esther Nabanoba
Country Uganda
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator
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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