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What is Qatar Biobank?

Qatar Biobank, a center within Qatar Foundation, was created in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation and the Ministry of Public Health to enable local scientists to conduct medical research on prevalent health issues in Qatar.

During the pilot phase, which concluded in February 2016, Qatar Biobank received the expert support of scientists from Imperial College London.

Through its collection of samples and information on health and lifestyle from large numbers of members of the population of Qatar, Qatar Biobank will make vital health research possible for researchers in Qatar, the region and the world.

Qatar Biobank is a globally unique resource that will raise Qatar’s profile in biomedical research regionally and globally.

Qatar Biobank is a scientific and altruistic partnership between the research community and the people of Qatar to build a better, healthier future for generations to come.
Chairperson of Biobank, Qatar Board of Trustees