Turkey has an observer status in BBMRI­-ERIC. The national node BBMRI.tr is Dokuz Eylul University (DEU), which was established in 2014 with a joint protocol by the Ministry of Development and DEU. In 2015, BBMRI.tr became a partner in the ADOPT-BBMRI­-ERIC proposal that aims to boost and accelerate the implementation of BBMRI­-ERIC and its services. DEU, Izmir International Biomedicine and Research Institute (iBG-­izmir) is the coordinator and Hacettepe University Center for Biobanking and Genomics (HUBİGEM) and Istanbul University, Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine (IU Aziz Sancar DETAE) Biobanking Unit are partners of the ADOPT-BBMRI-ERIC project.