Health Science Research Center Biobank, Saudi Arabia

Certification Status: Documents Required
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Health Science Research Center Biobank (HSRC-Biobank) will serve as a library for researchers as it will involve the collection and the storage of biological samples, mainly tissues, and health information. The HSRC-Biobank aims to create a rich source of data to advance molecular and clinical research and support scientific knowledge which align with the vision of Saudi Arabia 2030. It will enable researchers within the Kingdome to gain access to a collection of stored samples and health information to be used for medical research purposes. The HSRC- Biobank ultimate goal is to support the scientific progress and improve our understanding and knowledge on disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment which will provide a significant contribution to Saudi community. Our experienced logistics team will ensure that we provide a high-quality service and we will work with national and international institutes, proprietary network of principal investigators, to source and collect samples from multi-center hospitals and other biobanks. All the samples collected in the field are carefully transported to our facility using the best techniques for preservation. We will make sure bio-specimens will be accurately and quickly registered upon arrival. They will be then added to our online database with accurate, up-to-date health information. HSRC-Biobank will be powered by our proprietary LMS system and connects all facets of our business into one platform. It facilitates smooth and efficient processes between the HSRC-Biobank, hospitals and researchers.

Registered Biobank Name Health Science Research Center Biobank
Biobank Leader Dr. Alaa A. Al-Masud
Country Saudi Arabia
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Alaa A. Al-Masud
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
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: