Qatar Biobank, Qatar

Certification Status: Complete Education
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: 1-Establish and sustain Qatar Biobank as a fully operational organisation internationally recognized for excellence. 2-Create a biobank with sufficient numbers of participants contributing high-quality data and biosamples to be suitable for use in research of benefit to healthcare in Qatar. 3-Increase the supply of (cohort and clinical) biosamples and data to researchers for use in research of benefit to healthcare in Qatar. 4-Provide the region’s most advanced Biobank Collection and Asset Management Service.

Registered Biobank Name Qatar Biobank (QBB)
Biobank Leader Nahla Afifi
Country Qatar
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Asma Al Thani
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: