Make a lifelong contribution to Qatar’s future health by taking part in Qatar Biobank
Are you a Qatari national or long-term resident of at least fifteen years?
If so, we would like to invite you to take part in Qatar Biobank, an initiative involving large numbers of Qatar’s population. Qatar Biobank was created to give Qatar’s people better chances of avoiding serious illnesses and to promote better health for our future generations.
Qatar Biobank 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. Our centre is located at Building 17 at Hamad Medical City, Doha.
Qatar Biobank will make vital health research possible through its collection of biological samples and information about the health and lifestyle of Qatar’s population.
What will taking part involve?
- Attending our Qatar Biobank center for an assessment session, which will last for less than 3 hours.
- Having a series of measurements, such as height, weight and blood pressure.
- Giving samples of blood, urine and saliva.
- All tests are entirely optional and you will be able to opt out at any point.
To become a contributor to Qatar’s healthier future, please
You are being invited to take part in Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative for Qatar’s population. To help you decide whether to contribute, here is some information on Qatar Biobank and what taking part involves.
Qatar Biobank will make it possible for scientists to conduct research to address some of the greatest health challenges facing Qatar and the region, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.