Welcome to Qatar Biobank

Qatar Biobank is a platform that will make vital health research possible through its collection of samples and information on health and lifestyle from large numbers of members of the Qatari population. Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative, was created to give Qatar’s people better chances of avoiding serious illnesses, and to promote better health for our future generations.



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.


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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.

Qatar Genome

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Qatar Genome Programme is an initiative that aims to use the latest DNA sequencing technology to establish a genome map of the local population.

Latest News

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Al Arab Newspaper's interview with Dr Nahla


Qatar Biobank is part of Qatar Foundation - Research, Development and innovation division, a long-term health initiative that gathers biological samples and information on the health and lifestyle of Qataris and residents of Qatar for more than 15 years and assist researchers, scientists and doctors in conducting health-related research. With this, we can help identify the latest discoveries in medical research and early diagnosis for various diseases in Qatar, which are reflected in the health of the citizens and residents of future generations.

Read More About the News: Al Arab Newspaper's interview with Dr Nahla

Ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) in research with vulnerable populations a panel discussion organized by Qatar Bi


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