Qatar Biobank, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is a population-based study carried out by local scientists using biological samples provided by participants. Through the collection of samples and information on the health and lifestyles of Qatari citizens and long-term residents, Qatar Biobank aims to make vital medical research possible for scientists in Qatar, the region and the world.
Qatar Biobank was launched in 2012 in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Hamad Medical Corporation. The conclusion of the pilot phase February 2016 was marked by the official inauguration of Qatar Biobank’s state-of-the-art facility by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation and Vice Chairperson of the Supreme Council of Health.
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.