Qatar Biobank, Qatar

Registration Status: In Progress

Objective: What is Biobank Qatar? • Biobank Qatar is a center within Qatar Foundation’s Biomedical Research Institute. It has been created by Qatar Foundation in partnership with the Supreme Council of Health and working with Hamad Medical Corporation, as a national resource for biomedical research. • Through its collection of samples and information on health and lifestyle from large numbers of participants from the population of Qatar, Biobank Qatar will make vital health research possible for the scientists and researchers in Qatar, the region and the world. • Biobank Qatar is a globally unique resource that will advance Qatar’s journey towards becoming a regional hub for medical research and expertise and will help Qatar contribute to the development of biomedical knowledge globally. What we do • Biobank Qatar is recruiting large numbers of the Qatari population to contribute biological samples and information about their health and lifestyle. • Biobank Qatar will serve as a platform and driver of biomedical research primarily in Qatar, although it may support research conducted outside of Qatar where there is potential to achieve benefits for the population of Qatar.

Registered Biobank Name Qatar Biobank
Biobank Leader Nahla Afifi
Country Qatar
Email for biobank inquiries nafifi@qf.org.qa
Principal Investigator Dr. Nahla Afifi
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: