King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC)
was launched with the approval of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, on 11 November 2006. The University seeks to develop, support and disseminate scientific research to understand health problems and solve them through the application of basic research at the community and clinical levels, as well as the provision of modern computer technologies, molecular analysis laboratories and the establishment of innovative research infrastructure to achieve effective partnership with the government and private sectors. At KAIMRC, we incorporate the highest standard of Islamic medical ethics into all our practices within the research and healthcare system.
The center aims to:
• Conducting and encouraging outstanding research in the field of health sciences with a focus on applied studies.
• Facilitate cooperation between clinical and academic research teams from inside and outside the Kingdom.
• Establishment and operation of Communication network facilities, computer and laboratories for molecular analysis.
• Qualifying researchers working in health field and developing their research skills.
• Enhancing channels of cooperation with the public and private sectors in order to apply the results of medical research and transform them from laboratory scientific efforts to economic products that contribute to the national product and contribute to the development of citizens' lives and well-being.
• Commitment to research in international ethical standards in accordance with the Islamic principles.
• Providing advisory services to health institutions in the public and private sectors and for various sectors of society.
Research Center in the Western Region:
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) in the Western Region represents the cornerstone of medical research in the region and is parallel in working with its counterparts in the central and eastern regions, and shares them in general strategies, but each center is characterized by creative and innovation.
The plans of KAIMRC in the Western Region are to provide advanced infrastructure consisting of modern technology and sophisticated equipment needed in a modern atmosphere so that scientists and researchers can innovate and achieve. This support will not be limited to researchers from the National Guard, but will be extended to include all those interested in medical research in the Kingdom and abroad, regardless of their nationalities. In order to achieve the noble goal for which medical knowledge develops to serve humanity.
Research Center in the Eastern Region:
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center(KAIMRC) in the Eastern Region is an extension of medical research support in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom, where it will operate in parallel with King Abdullah International Medical Research Center in the Central and Western regions, and share many strategies with them while maintaining a spirit of innovation and creativity. The center offers the infrastructure to support medical research and support for researchers in the medical field, which is not limited to health workers, but there is an opportunity for researchers from outside health to benefit from this support.
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center projects:
• Saudi Bio-Bank
The Center seeks to conduct studies on the environmental factors affecting the occurrence and development of some chronic diseases, which will contribute to the service of researchers in public health and specialists in chronic diseases.
• Cord Blood Bank
It collects umbilical cord samples to extract stem cells and store them for use in transplantation to treat leukemia and a variety of disorders.
• RESEARCH TRAUMA PROJECT
Trauma is ranked as the number one killer in Saudi Arabia. KAIMRC has implemented the first Trauma System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
• SAUDI STEM CELL DONOR REGISTRY (SSCDR) The Center seeks to establish and maintain a national registry of data and samples of stem cell donors in Saudi Arabia.