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As the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) strives to improve the health and well-being of Qatar’s population, scientific research collaborations enabled by Qatar Biobank are the key to impacting the future of personalised healthcare in Qatar and the region.


Through the depth and breadth of knowledge and information collected by Qatar Biobank, we provide researchers with a resource to undertake high-quality biomedical research to better understand the causes of a range of diseases that affect the population of Qatar leading to better preventive measures and treatments.

Through the participation of Qatari citizens and long-term residents, Qatar Biobank manages and safeguards the acquisition of thousands of samples providing researchers the opportunity to impact the local and regional research landscape using local resources.

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.

What are the benefits for researchers?

Qatar Biobank will enable researchers to discover how the health and genes of Qatar’s population is affected by their lifestyle and environment.

The unique breadth and depth of the information and samples collected by Qatar Biobank on the population of Qatar will allow researchers to advance the understanding of local and regional health and disease to enable new and exciting developments in healthcare and medicine.

Qatar Biobank is proud to support local scientists involved in biomedical science by highlighting their research and connecting them with their peers in Qatar and abroad.


How to you assess the quality of the samples that Qatar Biobank collects?

The quality controls are integral part of our activity. It starts at the procedures, which are included within out QMS ISO 9001

The quality of the information as well as the sample is assessed both at the collection time and on regular intervals. We have just completed the full analysis of the data and samples collected during our pilot project.


The quality and the safety of the samples will be maintained over time by using the most reliable storage systems and procedures including liquid nitrogen, sample tracking and duplicate storage sites.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Nahla Afifi MD , PhD.
Scientific & Education Manager

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